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Rains will increase over Mumbai and suburbs by August 11 : Skymet


Rains will increase over Mumbai and suburbs by August 11 : Skymet
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The incessant rains in and around the city have caused a lot of havoc in Mumbai. After three days of non-stop rains, the intensity of rain has reduced. In the last 24 hours, Santacruz record 79 mm and Colaba 25 mm of rain. There were isolated intense showers over Mumbai and suburbs, but as this rain activities were well distributed throughout the day, that major waterlogging was not observed.

Weather forecasting body, Skymet has predicted, "The intensity and spread of rain will reduce for the over Mumbai and nearby areas from today. There may be short spells of intense rain at isolated pockets. The widespread heavy rainfall will take a break now for Mumbai and suburbs. Rains will increase over Mumbai and suburbs by August 11, but we do not expect very heavy rain during that time. On and off moderate showers will occur between August 11 and 13 over Mumbai and suburbs. Weather will remain pleasant due to cloud cover and intermittent rainfall".

 The monthly average rain of August for Mumbai is 585.2 mm. In the first seven days of August, Santacruz recorded 597.8 mm and Colaba recorded 674.6 mm. Both the observatories of Mumbai have surpassed the monthly average rainfall in the first week of August. In fact, Mumbai has already surpassed more than the seasonal average of rainfall.

 During the last decade or so, extreme weather events over Mumbai are becoming more frequent. One or two heavy to very heavy spells cannot be ruled out for Mumbai during the remaining period of Monsoon. 

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