Record breaking Mumbai Rains of 298 mm in 9 hours; reminder of 2005 deluge

August 29, 2017 6:35 PM |

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Mumbai rains have been on a high during the last two to three days. In fact, the last 24 hours have been very rainy for the city of Dreams. Many areas in Mumbai have recorded rainfall in three digits.

In a span of 9 hours from 8:30 am today until 5:30 pm, Santa Cruz in Mumbai has recorded a whopping 298 mm of rains which happens to be more than the city has witnessed in a 24 hours period in the month of August during the last decade.  In fact, the city is soon likely to cross the all time August record.

Due to these rains that have been lashing the city, the entire city of Mumbai has come to a standstill and residents have been waiting for the showers to come to a halt for some time so that they can at least go back home.

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Nonstop rains have been lashing the city since morning as well. Many areas recorded very heavy showers resulting in traffic Chaos and water logging in many parts.

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In fact, these heavy showers have been a constant reminder of the Mumbai floods that sank the city in the year 2005 on July 26 and 27.

However, these heavy rainfall activities will witness a back seat after 24 hours. While moderate to heavy rainfall with isolated very heavy showers will continue during the next 24 hours, there will be a reduction in rainfall after that. Thus, residents can heave a sigh of relief and residents can expect life to be back to normal.

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