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Mumbai receives 94% of its average June rain

Moreover, with showers continuing, the average precipitation is likely to be covered in the first fortnight of June itself.

Mumbai receives 94% of its average June rain
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According to reports, Mumbai has received 94 per cent of its average rainfall in June. Moreover, the constant downpour continues on Friday, June 11, waterlogging the streets of the island city.

Moreover, with showers continuing, the average precipitation is likely to be covered in the first fortnight of June itself. Since June 1, 474mm rainfall has been recorded in the city against the average monthly total of 505mm. In addition, meteorologists have reportedly stated that as much as 338mm of that is above normal for the period.

Meanwhile, in the 24 hours ending on Thursday morning, the total rainfall recorded at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Santacruz observatory touched 231.3mm, which falls in the extremely heavy rain category. About 222mm of that had fallen in the 12 hours between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm on Wednesday. The rainfall between June 9 and 10 has clearly surpassed last year’s highest June one-day rain of 65mm on June 6.

On the other hand, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday, June 10 authorized an advisory on leptospirosis (a bacterial disease) amidst heavy rainfall in Mumbai.

Moreover, the civic body warned the citizens stating that due to heavy rain that lashed Mumbai the previous day and the "very heavy" rain which has been predicted in the city, the cases of leptospirosis cases may spike.

According to reports, people are more likely to get infected by this bacterial disease if they travel and walk through waterlogged roads across the city without wearing gumboots. In addition, this disease spreads through the urine of infected animals. Individuals, exposed to such waters, are more likely to be infected with leptospirosis. Therefore, the BMC asked the civic body to be cautious of the same and to wear appropriate gumboots, especially in the case of a foot injury.

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