Mumbai Rains: City receives almost half the season's rainfall in a week

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), 1,043.1 mm of rainfall has been recorded so far, while the required seasonal rainfall is 2,272.2 mm

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After a rain-devoid June, monsoon has finally made its presence known in Mumbai with heavy showers throughout last week. The downpour has been so intense that the island city has received 46 per cent of its average required rainfall for the entire season in just one week.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), 1,043.1 mm has been recorded so far, while the required seasonal rainfall is 2,272.2 mm.

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K.S. Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General (meteorology), stated that almost half of Mumbai's total rainfall was covered by July 3. However, after a relentless downpour, the city witnessed a decline in the intensity of the rainfall. Further, there are weather forecasts of imminent rains on Friday, July 5. 

Earlier, Mumbai had witnessed one of the darkest calamities in the city's history on 26th July, 2005, after the island city had recorded around 944 mm of rainfall in just one day. Eventually, the entire city came to a standstill and as a result, several citizens lost their lives in the calamity.

Meanwhile, the risk of serious flooding has passed after private weather forecasting company Skymet had warned the city of heavy rainfall between July 3 and 5.

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