Mumbai Likely To Record Three-Digit Rains In The Next 24 Hours: Skymet

Heavy rain showers are expected over the city after days of light to scanty rainfall

Mumbai Likely To Record Three-Digit Rains In The Next 24 Hours: Skymet

There is a high possibility of a three-digit rainfall over parts of Mumbai between the night of July 3rd and July 5th according to Skymet, the weather forecasting body. Rainfall is expected to bring significant relief from the ongoing sultry weather conditions in the city for the next three to four days.

Skymet observed that the cyclonic circulation, which is currently over central parts of Konkan and Goa, will move to the northern direction along the Maharashtra coast. Due to its movement and convergence of strong westerly and southwesterly winds over North Konkan and Goa, rain activities are expected to increase significantly over Mumbai and it’s suburbs in the next 24 hours. 

In the past week, rainfall has remained confined to the southern suburbs of the city. The progression of rain over Colaba in the last four days has been around 294 mm. And during the last 24 hours, 58 mm of rain has been recorded over the same region. 

Although the Santacruz Observatory of Mumbai has also been recording light to moderate rain for the last one week or so, the overall amount of rainfall over Mumbai and it’s suburban regions remained scanty throughout the week.

Traffic jams may not be a bother during the lockdown, but heavy rainfall can lead to increased water logging in the low lying areas causing problems. Rain activities are expected to continue after July 5th, but the intensity is expected to reduce.

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