With heavy rains stretching over a long period of time through Thursday and Friday, Mumbai witnessed the heaviest downpour of the season. As per reports, 253.3 mm of rainfall was marked in the 24 hours ending on Friday morning, as per the observations of the automatic weather station in Santacruz. Notably, Mumbai registered the second-largest magnitude of daily rainfall for July, in a span of the last 10 years.
More than 400 mm of rainfall logged in the past week
It is noteworthy that the information given by the Santacruz centre, has been taken as a representation for the entire city. While the highest daily rainfall in the past decade was recorded in July 2019, the second-highest figure was registered yesterday. Reportedly, the statistic for seasonal rainfall has exceeded the 1,500 mm-mark and it stands ahead of the normal rainfall amount for the month, which is below 1,350 mm. Remarkably, more than 400 mm of rainfall was logged in the past week.
As per reports, an independent weather forecaster said that the period of the 'worst' rains is over for Mumbai and it is expected that the monsoons won't affect the city adversely now. Due to the rains in the past few days, waterlogging was observed across many areas of western suburbs, especially in the neighbouring regions of Santacruz. Further, reports state that inter-regional differences have been spotted in rain patterns, with South Mumbai's Colaba recording minimal showers.
SGNP's Tulsi Lake overflows due to heavy rains
Amid the heavy rains that have been observed across certain parts of Mumbai, Tulsi lake located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park overflowed on Friday. Reportedly, the water level in the seven lakes that supply drinking water to the city remained at a lower percentage despite the heavy rains while the rains of the last two years increased this proportion.