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Alert! Mumbai To Receive Heavy Rainfall Between August 2 and August 5

The rain activities from the past two days have increased in Mumbai and suburbs. Low lying areas were waterlogged on Sunday. In the last 24 hours, Santacruz recorded 29 mm and Colaba 57 mm of rain.

Alert! Mumbai To Receive Heavy Rainfall Between August 2 and August 5
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The rain activities from the past two days have increased in Mumbai and suburbs. There was waterlogging in low lying areas were waterlogged on Sunday and Monday. Even on Tuesday many commuters complained of traffic snarls and waterlogging due to rain.  

In the last 24 hours, Santacruz has recorded 29 mm while Colaba received 57 mm. These rains and thundershowers were well distributed throughout the day, therefore no significant traffic jams or waterlogging was witnessed in Mumbai and suburbs in the last 24 hours. 

According to the weather forecasting body, Skymet light rain activities are expected to continue over Mumbai and suburbs until August 1. After that, there may be a significant increase in rain and shower activities. Moderate showers with one or two intense spells are expected between August 2 and August 5.

Skymet is also giving heavy rain alert for Mumbai between August 2 and August 5. It is expected that this rain will help in filling the lakes in and around Mumbai. 

While two monsoon months are edging towards the end, the seven lakes that supply water to the city of Mumbai almost have 50 per cent less water this year compared to 2019. However, the BMC has notified that no decision has been taken with regards to water cuts in the city as they are closely monitoring the situation as of now.

There are seven lakes in Mumbai that provide water to the city. These lakes are Bhatsa, Tansa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Modak Sagar on Thane-Nashik belt and Tulsi and Vihar in Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SNGP). Last week, the water stock in these lakes stood at a little more than 4 lakhs million litres which is 28 per cent of the required water consumption. On the same day last year, it was 7.6 million litres or 52 per cent of the required stock. With two monsoon months almost over, the lack of water has started to become a cause for concern. Mumbai has known to been facing an urban water crisis for a couple of years now. The delay in monsoons in the city has given birth to issues of water shortage and if the city does not receive adequate rainfall, Mumbai can face water cuts in several areas.


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