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IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, after heavy rainfall in last 22 hours

As on July 16, 8:30 am Bandra had recorded 201mm of rainfall while Colaba recorded 152 mm, Santacruz 159.4 mm and Mahalaxmi 129 mm and Ram Mandir recorded 130 mm of rain.

IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, after heavy rainfall in last 22 hours
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It has been raining constantly since Tuesday in and around Mumbai. The intensity of the rains had intensified in the last 22 hours. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday upgraded the warning status for Mumbai from orange to red. This was shared as a part of the  special bulletin on the city’s rain.

As on July 16, 8:30 am Bandra had recorded 201mm of rainfall while Colaba recorded 152 mm, Santacruz 159.4 mm and Mahalaxmi 129 mm and Ram Mandir recorded 130 mm of rain.

Here is a complete breakdown on the rain recorded in various parts of Mumbai.

According to the weather forecast issued by IMD, it is expected to rain in parts of Mumbai on July 16 as well. However, most of it will remain confined to the first half of the day. 

While most people welcomed the rain as it brought in a pleasant breeze and helped bring the temperature down but there were also complaints of waterlogging and traffic snarls from across the city. 

According to weather forecasting body Skymet, as of the morning of July 15, the city had received 849 mm rain in this month. With this, Mumbai has already surpassed its monthly rain average of 840.7 mm in the first half of July.

It further shared on July 14, Santacruz received 97 mm of rain. Heavy to very showers were reported over many other parts of Mumbai as well leading to waterlogging and traffic jams.

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