Maharashtra News Heavy rains lash the western suburbs of Mumbai. It rained after a gap of about three weeks in the city. According to the officials of the India Meteorological Department, there has been no rain in Mumbai after the first week of August.
Mumbai, Agency. Maharashtra News: The western suburbs of Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai (Mumabi) received heavy rain with thunder on Sunday. It rained after a gap of about three weeks in the city. According to officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), it is a common occurrence during this period to rain locally due to the scorching heat. There has been no rain in Mumbai after the first week of August. An IMD official said there was occasional drizzle, but very little to record.
It rained till Borivali north of Banda
On Sunday morning it rained in the western suburbs till Borivali, north of Bandra. It was raining heavily in some areas. Compared to the western suburbs, South Mumbai and Colaba in the eastern suburbs received hardly any rain. These showers are not part of the southwest monsoon rains. The Santa Cruz observatory, which represents the western suburbs, recorded only 13.8 mm of rain between 8.30 am on Saturday and 5.30 am on Sunday, he said. The intensity of the rain later increased at around 6 am.
93.7 ml rain recorded
The Santa Cruz observatory (representative of the western suburbs) recorded 93.7 mm of rain in the 24-hour period up to 8.30 am on Sunday, most of which was received in the past few hours before the readings, the official said. Rainfall over 64.5 mm is considered heavy rain. On August 9, the Santa Cruz Observatory recorded 123.6 mm of rain. Since then, parts of the city received occasional drizzle before heavy rain on Sunday. Heavy rains in Mumbai brought vehicular movement to a halt. The roads were flooded at places. Because of this there was a jam. People had to face difficulty in commuting. There are also reports of water entering the homes of people in low-lying areas.
Edited By: Sachin Kumar Mishra