Mumbai got battered with a prolonged spell of very heavy rain lasting for over three days. The gale-force winds for extended duration added to the misery of Mumbaikars. Many trees were downed and rooftop material is blown away. The worst is over and a pleasant weekend awaits for the residents to resume normal operations.
The cyclonic circulation in the proximity of Konkan causing this havoc has shifted to a safe distance and no inclement weather is expected on the weekend and even beyond for few more days. Such heavy rains are not likely at least for a week now. Few sporadic showers with strong sea breeze remains a chance for the next few days.
With this extremely heavy and unprecedented heavy spell, Mumbai has not only exceeded its seasonal quota of rain: it has surpassed even the yearly average. Mumbai has already recorded 2495.4mm of rain since 01st June which is in excess of normal by 1008mm as of 07th August. The yearly normal for the base station Santacruz stands at 2373.4mm. It has also exceeded its monthly rainfall of August in the first week itself.
The weather systems forming in the Bay of Bengal are the main drivers of Mumbai rains. The next strong system is likely to come up towards the end of next week. Consolidation and travel across the central parts will further consume a couple of days. Mumbai can have a breather till then.