The town on Sunday surpassed its annual common rainfall of two,514mm, regardless of little rain over the weekend. Mumbai acquired 2,526mm rain from June 1 to August 9, with 50 extra days for the season to finish on September 30.
Final 12 months, the town had crossed its annual imply tally on August 25 and acquired 3,670.2 mm rain over 4 months. In 2018, Mumbai had not crossed the annual common rainfall mark, with 2,239.6mm rain from June to September. In 2017, the town had recorded 2,946.3mm rain in the whole season.
On Sunday, between 8.30 am and eight.30 pm, no rain was recorded both within the suburbs or south Mumbai. Nevertheless, the Santacruz climate observatory, consultant of the suburbs and Mumbai, recorded 18.four mm rain over 24 hours (8.30am Saturday to eight.30am Sunday) whereas Colaba, consultant of south Mumbai, recorded 6.2mm of rain.
The climate bureau has issued a yellow alert (heavy rain throughout remoted areas) for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Mumbai and Thane. “Climate fashions have indicated energetic monsoon situations over the west coast from August 10-11 onward, with climate components contributing to enhanced rain exercise. Mumbai and surrounding areas are additionally more likely to witness a rise in rain depth from Tuesday onwards, by way of the week,” mentioned KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general, western area, India Meteorological Division (IMD).
Impartial specialists mentioned the town is predicted to witness extra frequent mild to average showers within the coming week. “Nevertheless, there gained’t be any extreme climate menace till August 14, past which there may be some rain enhancement,” mentioned Akshay Deoras, unbiased meteorologist and PhD researcher on the College of Studying, United Kingdom.
This 12 months, the monsoon onset was declared on June 14. Nevertheless, it was adopted by scattered showers by way of the month, resulting in 395mm of rain for June towards its common of 493.1mm, making it the bottom month-to-month rainfall in 5 years. Nevertheless, a distinction in rain exercise was witnessed in July, with the month ending with 1,502.7mm rain — it’s highest month-to-month document since readings started being collated by the climate bureau.
Subsequently, the town and suburbs had each surpassed their seasonal rainfall goal on August 5. Within the first seven days of August, Mumbai acquired extra rain than it usually receives in the whole month. August rain tally stands at 628.4mm, towards imply rainfall of 585.2mm.
IMD classifies 15.6-64.4mm as average, 64.5-115.5mm rain as heavy, 115.6-204.four mm as very heavy, and over 204.5 mm as extraordinarily heavy rain for 24 hours. By means of the season, Mumbai (Santacruz observatory) witnessed seven ‘very heavy’ rain days to date (5 in July and two in August) with most rain recorded between August Three and four at 268.6mm, adopted by July four and 5 at 200.8mm. Moreover, 5 ‘heavy’ rain days have been recorded, with three in July and two in August.
IMD director-general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra mentioned, “Mumbai’s efficiency in July was as a result of components just like the energetic offshore trough, embedded vortex [localised circulation], and a mid-tropospheric cyclonic system over Gujarat area. Nevertheless, enhanced rain exercise in August was led by the low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal area and related climate programs over south Gujarat and the Arabian Sea, which led to intense showers serving to the town break rain information.”
In the meantime, the best 24-hour rain for climate stations within the Mumbai area was recorded in Colaba between August 5 and 6 at 332mm — the second-highest all-time monsoon rain for the area. This helped south Mumbai cross its annual common rain (2,184.1mm) final week. Rain tally for south Mumbai to date stands at 2,447.2 mm.
Mild to average rain has been predicted for Monday, and heavy rain throughout remoted areas is predicted from Tuesday onward.