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Mumbai Rains: Rainfall crosses 1,000 mm mark this season

The rainfall recorded at the Colaba and Santa Cruz observatories this season has crossed the 1,000 mark.

Mumbai Rains: Rainfall crosses 1,000 mm mark this season
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The rainfall recorded at the Colaba and Santacruz observatories this season has crossed the 1,000 mm mark. On Wednesday, IMD issued a green alert for Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Palghar.

The incessant rainfall subsided on Wednesday after lashing the city in a continuous pour over the last weekend. India Meteorological Department recorded the rainfall at Colaba and Santacruz observatories at 5.4 mm and 11.8 mm on Wednesday. Due to the downpour earlier, the low-lying areas in Mumbai had been flooded. Even though the residents have been relieved by the cooling rains, the city and the suburbs have experienced water-logging which had made it difficult for the people to travel to work or venture out for essential work. People who have been on the streets trying to reach a specific destination complained of the stagnant water levels on the roads.

In the past, Thane had received the maximum rainfall of 213.3 mm on Saturday. Also, earlier this week, there were reports of walls collapsing in the area as well because of the constant downpour. Kandivali witnessed heavy rain which was recorded at 184.3 mm. Moreover, a high-tide alert had also been issued with a 15-feet high tide to lash over the Mumbai coastline.

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, when the city is struggling to fight with the contagious disease, the onset of monsoon can make it difficult for people to maintain social distancing norms, further giving birth to diseases like dengue and malaria which usually occurs in tropical and subtropical regions. Mumbai, so far, has recorded over 300 cases of malaria, four confirmed cases of dengue and one leptospirosis infection. The BMC had earlier asked the pesticide department to conduct the operations, which was regularly carried out from January to June, reducing the potential risk of malaria and dengue by removing 1,28,220 items.

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