The city is experiencing the wettest June this year with a record 1,038.6 mm rainfall in Santacruz. This June’s rainfall is higher than the previous all-time record of 1,037.1 mm rainfall in the month of June in 1971.
The season total rainfall at Colaba this year has been 827.8mm. The city has witnessed such high rainfall despite the Indian Meteorologial Department’s (IMD) prediction of a strengthening El Nino, known to affect monsoon.
“The depression in South Gujarat is strong, giving rise to heavy rains in the city. Once it subsides, the city will not see such very rains,” said VK Rajeev, IMD Mumbai director.
Wednesday will see intermittent rain or shower, accompanied by strong gusty winds and one or two spells may be heavy, stated the IMD forecast. The maximum and minimum temperatures on Wednesday would be around 29 degree celsius and 25 degree celsius respectively.