Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai)

City gets 98% of July rain within 14 days

- Badri Chatterjee badri.chatterjee@hindustant­imes.com SATISH BATE/HT PHOTO

MUMBAI: With 86.6 mm rain in a span of 12 hours on Tuesday, Mumbai received almost its entire July rainfall in just two weeks while surpassing half its seasonal rainfall target in oneand-a-half months.

Between July 1 and 8.30pm on July 14, Mumbai recorded 822 mm rain (97.7%) against the monthly target of 840.7mm. South Mumbai recorded 595.5 mm rain during the same period against the monthly average of 711.6 mm or achieved 84% of its target so far.

Meanwhile, the suburbs and south Mumbai both recorded heavy showers with a few intense spells from Tuesday afternoon onwards. Between 8.30am and 8.30 pm, Santacruz recorded 86.6 mm rain while 50.4 mm was recorded in Colaba. For the period June 1 to July 14, Mumbai suburbs and south Mumbai have recorded 28% and 26% excess rainfall than the normal for this period.

An orange alert for ‘heavy to very heavy rain at a few places’ has been issued for Wednesday. A yellow alert (heavy rain at isolated places) has been issued for Thursday while no alert for Friday has been issued yet.

KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general, western region,

India Meteorolog­ical Department (IMD), said, “Dense cloud cover witnessed on Tuesday is expected on Wednesday as well will lead to a few intense spells of rain for the Konkan coast, including Mumbai, and parts of central Maharashtr­a.”

Meanwhile, waterloggi­ng was reported in Parel, Matunga, King Circle, Sion, Andheri, Bandra, Chembur, Govandi, Wadala, Kurla and Dadar for a couple of hours on Tuesday. While some of the routes of BEST buses were diverted, suburban railways remained uninterrup­ted.

 ??  ?? Heavy rain led to waterloggi­ng at Hindmata on Tuesday.
Heavy rain led to waterloggi­ng at Hindmata on Tuesday.

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