Gradual decrease in rain intensity from July 17: Skymet

Gradual decrease in rain intensity from July 17: Skymet

On Wednesday, Mumbai received one of the heaviest rain spells of the season. Santacruz recorded 191 mm and Colaba 156 mm rain. In fact, many areas of Mumbai have received 3-digit rainfall leading to severe waterlogging in many parts of Mumbai and suburbs.

 As a result of the incessant rain, places like Hindmata, Dadar TT, Sion Road, Ruia College road in Matunga, Shaikh Mistry Marg in Wadala, BPT colony, Dadar and Andheri subway witnessed waterlogging.

 This is the second rainy spell that was recorded in the month of July. The first spell was right at the beginning of the month between July 3 and 5. During that time also Mumbai witnessed severe waterlogging. According to Skymet, moderate to heavy rains will continue until tonight. There will be a gradual decrease in rain intensity from tomorrow. But on and off moderate showers with an isolated intense spell for a short duration may continue.

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.

 The weather of Mumbai will not go completely dry, patchy rain and thundershowers will continue. But temperatures may increase from July 17 or 18 and the weather will become sultry again. Occasional rain and cloudy sky will continue to give much needed relief.

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