Mumbai Rains: City receives second-highest rainfall in 44 years within 24 hours

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Santacruz observatory, Mumbai recorded 375.2 mm rainfall in 24 hours


Adding to the Monday blues, Mumbai received heavy rainfall on July 1, as the city was drenched in rain throughout the day. The downpour even resulted in halting of the local train services, which spelt trouble for the commuters, who lost their only mode of transport during peak hours.

Adding to their woes, the city witnessed extreme showers all through Monday night. 

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Santacruz observatory, the rain recorded over a 24 hour period ending July 2, 8.30am, has been 375.2mm which falls in the extremely heavy rain category. 

The rainfall is being said to be the second-highest recorded in a 24 hour period in the last 44 years. The highest rainfall in this period was during the July 26, 2005 deluge of 944mm.

Meanwhile, adjoining areas such as IMD Colaba observatory recorded 137.8mm of rains along with Dahanu that received 192.8mm. On the other hand, Thane in the last 24 hours (till 08.30am) recorded 220.42mm rainfall. 

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Throughout the time period, the Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell received around 94 complaints. Out of which, there were around 13 tree falls and three branch falls. Along with this, waterlogging was observed in 45 areas like Kopri colony, Hiranandani Estate, etc.

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