Mumbai Rains: Twelve Maharashtra cities register more rainfall than their annual quota

Despite arriving a fortnight late over Maharashtra, according to officials at India Meteorological Department (IMD), the southwest monsoon saw only a few non-rainy days this year

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The rainfall in 12 cities, including Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur, in Maharashtra has surpassed their annual rainfall quota within four months of the monsoon. As the season comes to a close on Monday, it has been learnt that eight of these cities have recorded 50 per cent or more rainfall than what they receive during the entire year.

Usually, the state receives only 75 per cent of the year's rainfall is received from June to September. But this year, from June to September 29, the rainfall recorded in the state was 1,329 mm, which is 33 per cent more than the normal (which is pegged at 999.8 mm rain).

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According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, the rains in the state witnessed only a few non-rainy days, despite monsoon arriving a fortnight late over Maharashtra. The reason behind the incessant rains has been attributed to the continuous formations of rain-bearing systems in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

More importantly, the data by the weather institute also displays that eight cities, Buldhana, Nashik, Dahanu, Alibaug, Harnai, Mahabaleshwar, Kolhapur, Satara, Pune, Mumbai, Ratnagiri and Nagpur, reported rainfall 40 per cent more than annual figures.

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