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Monsoon 2017: Mumbai rains intensify as it records 51 mm in 9 hrs, more in offing

Monsoon 2017: Mumbai rains intensify as it records 51 mm in 9 hrs, more in offing

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Mumbai Rains

Updated on July 17, 2017 6:30 PM (IST): Mumbai rains intensify, records 51 mm in 9 hrs

As predicted, Mumbai rains have picked up pace, with the city recording heavy showers to the tune of 51 mm in span of 9 hours from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on Monday. Colaba Observatory has also received 20 mm of rain during the same duration.

In fact, the rains of varying intensity are still going on over various parts of the city. According to weathermen, weather conditions remain conducive for rains to continue over the maximum city. In wake of these ongoing showers, weather conditions have become extremely pleasant with cool sea breeze.

Southwest Monsoon remains vigorous over North Konkan region, which is likely to give some heavy to very heavy rains over the region.

Updated on July 17, 2017 10:30 AM (IST): Heavy Mumbai rains continue; more showers expected

After a sluggish performance during first week of July, Mumbai rains have once again made a comeback with a bang.  Showers of varied intensity have been flashing the region for quite some time now.

In fact, during the last 48 to 72 hours the city has received a few heavy spells of rainfall. So much so that the last 24 hours were also not different and heavy showers made an appearance over most parts of Mumbai.

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In a span of 24 hours from 8:30 a.m on Sunday, the Santa Cruz observatory in Mumbai recorded 57 mm of rain. Also, good rains were witnessed over Colaba and observed heavy showers to the tune of 64 mm.

These showers are attributed to two weather systems that are persisting over the region. One of them happens to be a cyclonic circulation which is currently over Gujarat and adjoining.  While the other system is the off shore trough along the West Coast which is running from South Gujarat to Kerala.

Check out the latest lightning and thunderstorm status across Mumbai

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With this, moderate to heavy rains are expected to continue over Mumbai during the next 24 hours as well. The possibility of a few sharp showers also cannot be ruled out.

Weather conditions will remain pleasant and temperatures are expected to settle below the normal levels. So far, Mumbai has been able to record a good 417 mm of rain against its monthly average of 799.7 mm.

While reaching its monthly target seemed like a daunting task a few days ago, with more showers expected over the region in the next two weeks, Mumbai might just end up surpassing its monthly mean.

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