Mumbai rains finally made a grand appearance on June 20 when Southwest Monsoon made an onset over the maximum city. Heavy rains were recorded on the first day of the arrival of Monsoon. In fact, the city received its first three digit rains of the year.
This year, heavy pre-Monsoon showers remained missing from Mumbai. So much so that the city did not receive enough rain until Southwest Monsoon made an onset. In fact, taking a look at the rainfall figures of the first three weeks, it seemed difficult for the city to even get close to its monthly target.
However, in a matter of few days, Mumbai rains went from disappointing to pleasing. With a few days still in hand, the city did surpass its monthly rains with much ease. What seemed like a herculean task during the first few days became a cake walk finally.
While the monthly average rainfall for Mumbai stands at 523.1 mm, the city has recorded 695 mm of rain. However, the maximum city recorded much more rains in June last year. Mumbai had recorded 1106.7 mm in June 2015, double the amount of its monthly rains.
While last year June ended on a 16 percent surplus for the entire country, this year the country has recorded double digit rain deficiency at the end of the month. However, July paints a promising picture for the city and the country as a whole.
Mumbai rains are expected to be heavy in nature during July and the city is likely to easily surpass its monthly rains in a jiffy.
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