Chances of heavy downpour ruled out for at least next week: Skymet

Chances of heavy downpour ruled out for at least next week: Skymet

Most people in Mumbai look forward to rains. This year with people staying at home, they are missing it even more since they can get to enjoy the rain even more without getting stuck in traffic jams. 

On July 7, the city received heavy downpour but since July 08 rain activities have decreased over Mumbai and suburbs. As on the morning of July 9, Santacruz recorded 20 mm of rain while Colaba received 7 mm of rain. Heavy rain was recorded over Thane which is 53mm and nearby districts received heavy to very heavy monsoon rains. At the same time, Matheran recorded 76 mm, Harnai 113 mm and Mahabaleshwar recorded 112 mm of rain.

According to the forecast by Skymet,  "well-marked low-pressure area which was persisting over Saurashtra region has moved away westward and the offshore trough has also weekend. Therefore, rain activities over Mumbai and suburbs are expected to reduce further." However, they added that weather of Mumbai will not become completely dry as on and off localized weather activities in the form of drizzle rain for short spells of thundershower will continue. Temperatures may witness a marginal rise leading to some discomfort.

 Chances of heavy downpour leading to flash floods and waterlogging are ruled out for at least next week.

The rainfall recorded at the Colaba and Santacruz observatories this season has crossed the 1,000 mm mark. Also in the month of July, Mumbai has already recorded more than 100mm and 200mm rain in a single day. 

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