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Mumbai gets 69% of average July rainfall in 5 days

After a dry period in June, the city has recorded moderate to heavy rainfall since the start of this month. On three days this month, the city received over 100 mm rain. In nine hours on Tuesday, the IMD Santacruz observatory recorded 153.3 mm of rain, categorised as very heavy rainfall.

Mumbai rains, monsoon, weather forecastOn Monday, the IMD had issued a 'yellow alert' for Mumbai and Thane, predicting heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over the next five days. (Express Photo/ File)

With Tuesday’s downpour, Mumbai recorded 69.41 per cent (594 mm) of the average July rainfall (855.7 mm) in just the first five days of the month.

After a dry period in June, the city has recorded moderate to heavy rainfall since the start of this month. On three days this month, the city received over 100 mm rain. In nine hours on Tuesday, the IMD Santacruz observatory recorded 153.3 mm of rain, categorised as very heavy rainfall.

The weather bureau has forecast the current surge in rainfall activity to continue in Mumbai and the entire Konkan region and ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra till the end of this week. Maharashtra is very likely to experience an active rainfall spell this week.

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First published on: 05-07-2022 at 12:07:48 pm
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