Mumbai Rains might make a comeback; IMD predicts heavy to moderate rainfall in the coming 24 hours

IMD's Santa Cruz observatory has recorded rainfall of 41.3 mm in the past 24 hours, while IMD Colaba recorded 6.2 mm

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Rainfall in Mumbai might continue as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rains over the next 24 hours in parts of the city and suburbs on Friday.

The Meteorological Department's Santacruz observatory has witnessed rainfall of 41.3 mm in the last 24 hours. On the other hand, IMD Colaba recorded 6.2 mm in the last 24 hours.

According to reports, cumulatively, Colaba and Santacruz observatories have recorded above-average rainfall since June 1. The reports state that this time, IMD Colaba recorded 2346.6 mm rain, which is 500 mm above normal whereas IMD Santa Cruz recorded 3398.6 mm, which is 1353.4mm above normal.

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Speaking about the possible downpour in the city, K S Hosalikar, deputy director-general of IMD western region said,

Rainfall over the last 24 hours indicates moderate to heavy rains spread over parts of suburbs and adjoining areas like Thane.”

Previously, a study by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and leading accounting company KPMG revealed that Mumbai suffered a loss worth ₹14,000 crore due to floods. The whopping amount was lost for various reasons in the period between 2005 and 2015.

The agencies from the US that were hired to study the floods in the city, that not only disrupt the lives of the citizens but also wreak havoc on the city every year, also revealed that 3,000 people died due to rain-related incidents during this period.

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