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Mumbai Rains: Surpass 1000 mm mark, records highest rain in June ever

June 23, 2015 10:05 AM |

Monsoon in MumbaiUpdated on 23 June, 2015 11:02 AM (IST): Mumbai rains surpass 1000 mm mark, records highest rain in June ever

As predicted by Skymet Meteorlogy Division in India, Mumbai rain has crossed 1000 mm mark with seven more days to go in June. City has recorded 1040 mm of rain so far in June, breaking the all time high record of 1037.1 mm in 1971.

After a brief respite, Monsoon rains have picked up once again. Though activity remained light throughout the day on Monday, but heavy rains lashed Mumbai in the morning hours of Tuesday.

In a span of last 24 hours from 8: 30 am on Monday, city has recorded 89 mm of rain with most of it recorded between 5:30 am and 8:30 am on Tuesday.

As per the latest forecast by Skymet, heavy to very heavy rains are expected to lash Mumbai throughout the day.  The intensity of rain is expected to further increase as the depression over north-east Arabian Sea will move closer towards the Gujarat coast.

Incessant rains in last five days has now totalled to 789 mm and has been the biggest contributor to cross the mark. Besides this, Mumbai rains have also broken record of the highest 24-hour rainfall received in the month of June in last ten years. On June 20, city recorded 283 mm of rain against 209 mm on June 24, 2007.

By June 21, Mumbai had also surpassed its monthly average rainfall of 523 mm.

Also read: Monsoon forecast for Mumbai: 2 more days of heavy rain ahead 


Updated on 22 June, 2015 11:02 AM (IST):  With receiving 951 mm of rainfall so far in the month of June, the Maximum city Mumbai is rapidly inching towards the mark of 1000 mm of rainfall by the month end. Due to torrential rains in last four days that totalled to almost 700 mm, Mumbai has been able to cross its monthly average rainfall of 523 mm. The city is likely to receive even more rain in next three to four days.

Though rain has reduced in intensity and is likely to remain intermittent light rain till next 48 hours, it is expected to pick up pace after 48 hours as the low pressure area in the Arabian Sea moves closer to the western coast and gives heavy rain in Mumbai.


Updated on 20 June, 2015 10:30 AM (IST): In what seems to be a sign of good rainfall for the city this year, Mumbai witnessed the highest 24-hour rainfall received in the month of June in last ten years. The unprecedented rainfall in city of dreams has exceeded the monthly average in June and with 10 more days left, rainfall is likely to cross the 1000 mm mark by the month end.

According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, Mumbai received a whooping rainfall of 283 mm from 8.30 am on Thursday to 8.30 am on Friday, breaking the previous highest rainfall measured in June on 24th June, 2007 which was 209 mm.

In last 48 hours, Mumbai has received rainfall of 473 mm which totalled the monthly rainfall in Mumbai to 727 mm. With this, the financial capital exceeds its monthly average rainfall of 523 mm.

Also Read: Heavy rain disrupts life in Mumbai 

On account of the unrelenting downpour, many parts of Mumbai remained submerged through Thursday and Friday. There was also massive disruption of vehicular traffic with waist-high waterlogging being reported in several areas. The rainwater also entered several homes. The heavy downpour caused waterlogging in low-lying areas and suburbs of Mumbai.

In next 48 hours, Mumbai is expected to receive intermittent, light to moderate rain after which the intensity of rain is likely to gain strength. With good rainfall expected in Mumbai for next few days, the city is likely to receive more than 1000 mm of rain by June end.

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