Mumbai and suburbs have received heavy rainfall in some areas during the last 24 hours. Colaba observatory recorded 1st-century rainfall of this season and measured 102mm in last 24 hours ending 8.30 am today. Santacruz was a dampener and observed 31.4mm rain during this period. Season’s total for Santacruz stands at 757.7mm, an excess of 540.6mm from the normal. Normal monthly rainfall for June as per Santacruz station is 493.1mm and this was exceeded in the first 10 days of the month.
Heavy rainfall has also been recorded over many stations in Konkan, in the neighborhood of Mumbai. Mahabaleshwar rained 200mm in 24 hours, the highest of this season so far. Ratnagiri and Vengurla recorded 65mm and 90mm in this period. Heavy rains spilled over on the lee side of ghats also and Sangli, Satara, and Kolhapur measured 85mm, 52mm, and 85mm respectively.
Moderate to heavy showers will continue today over most parts of Mumbai. Intermittent heavy spells are more likely towards evening and night over Mumbai. A cyclonic circulation over the east-central Arabian Sea and an offshore trough across Konkan and Coastal Karnataka will push active monsoon conditions onshore. These two sub-divisions are expected to have heavy rains for the next 36 hours. Mumbai will again have a breather after 24 hours and rains thereafter will generally be light to moderate. Extremely heavy rainfall is ruled out for Mumbai and suburbs for the next one week between 19th and 25th June.