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Mumbai Rains: Several areas in South Mumbai receive more than 100 mm of rainfall

In South Mumbai, multiple localities have received more than 100 mm of rainfall last night.

Mumbai Rains: Several areas in South Mumbai receive more than 100 mm of rainfall
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In South Mumbai, last night, several areas received heavy rainfall. Some localities have received more than 100 mm of rainfall. Navy Nagar, Colaba, Kalbadevi, Dadar, Mahim, Matunga, Sion, Mahalaxmi, Lalbagh, and Worli received maximum downpour.

The adjoining eastern and northern suburbs recorded light patchy rains in several pockets. Currently, a cyclonic situation is seeing brewing over North Konkan and Goa, according to Skymet. The downpour is expected to increase and hit several areas in the city in the coming days. The weather forecasting body further predicted incessant rainfall between July 3 to July 5, further adding that moderate to heavy showers can be expected to continue till July 6 or July 7 with short breaks of dryness in between. People can expect the next week to be rainy and should, therefore, take the necessary measures before stepping out of their houses.  

Santacruz had earlier recorded 39 mm of rainfall whereas Colaba recorded 34 mm rain. Santacruz has recorded 363 mm rain in the month of June against the monthly average of 493.1 mm. The city of Mumbai is still 130 mm behind its monthly rain average.

There have also been concerns regarding Mumbai facing water cuts as the city has not received adequate rainfall this year as of now. However, July has always been the rainiest month for Mumbai with a monthly average of 840.7 mm. Therefore, incessant rainfall activities can be expected to increase significantly in the first week of July.

The seven lakes that provide water to the city of Mumbai are Bhatsa, Tansa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Modak Sagar on Thane-Nashik belt and Tulsi and Vihar in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SNGP). So far, the city has had few spells of rain in multiple pockets, however, this is expected to change soon with the onset of heavy rainfall in the month of July.

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