Mumbai: At 961 mm, June 2021 Witnessed the Third-Highest June Rainfall in a Decade

Mumbai: At 961 mm, June 2021 Witnessed the Third-Highest June Rainfall in a Decade

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has revealed that Mumbai witnessed 961.4 mm of rainfall in June this year, making it the third-highest in the last decade for the month. Furthermore, the rain recorded in June this year was 50 per cent more than the average rainfall recorded in the month of June. 

June 2021 recorded 961.4 mm of rainfall while the IMD’s average rainfall for the month is 505 mm. The data illustrates that a majority of the rainfall in the month of June was between June 8 to 12, while the city recorded 231.3 mm of rainfall on June 9-10. Meanwhile, meteorologists predicted the monsoon’s arrival two days ahead of schedule on the 9th of June.

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Scientist at the IMD, KS Hosalikar said, “While subdued rain in the state was seen for the last two weeks, it was supported by daily thunderstorm associated with moderate rains in the interiors of the state. The situation is likely to improve after the first week of July, as per model guidance.”

Officials said that the southwest monsoon has touched its ‘break phase’, adding that small spells of rain should continue across the region until July 7. 

Given that multiple lakes depend on adequate rainfall for sustenance, officials periodically record water stock. As of right now, the total water stock across seven lakes that provide water to Mumbai is at 2.57 lakh million litres, which is 17.81 per cent of the required amount. 

However, officials are hopeful that rain spells in July will boost the existing water stocks across the city’s lakes. 

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