Statistics suggest rainfall received across Mumbai in June is 3rd highest recorded in 10 years.
The onset of monsoon in Mumbai this year was well aligned with the predictions of IMD as it arrived timely on 9th June. So far the city has received a total rainfall of 914.1mm. These numbers are quite high from the normal monthly average noted along the years, which is stated to be 493.1 mm. Further, these statistics prompt that the amount of rain received in Mumbai is the 3rd highest recorded in the past 10 years. For now, Mumbaikars can take a sigh of relief, with no heavy rainfall in prediction untill next month.
Rainfall in June shall not cross the 1000 mm mark
Light pre-monsoon showers experienced between 1 June and 7 June which measured up to 114 mm. 9 June to 11 June marked the days that flooded Mumbai for it rained continuously, thereby, in the second week, the city received 604 mm rainfall. On two of these days, the amount of rainfall received crossed the double-century mark.
However, the third week of June has remained almost dormant with only 73 mm rainfall received overall and the city has almost drained as well. It is expected that the total rainfall received shall not cross the four-digit mark, i.e., go above 1000 mm, as it has happened earlier in June 2013 and 2015.
As per the latest reports, presently, the monsoon surge across India is weak and confined to the eastern parts of the country. Hence, there is a cause for relief among Mumbaikars as only mild weather activity will be seen which will be sporadic and temporary in nature.