Though the monsoon arrived in Mumbai late, the city recorded second-highest rainfall for the month of July in the last 60 years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
The Santacruz and Colaba observatories in the city recorded 1,464.8 mm and 1,175.1 mm rainfall, respectively, last month. Five years ago, the city had witnessed even more rainfall in July, setting a record. The Santacruz observatory had recorded 1,468.5 mm rainfall in July 2014, said K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General of the Regional Centre of the IMD here.
Meanwhile, on July 31, Skymet the private weather organization said that Mumbai has had an impressive month when it comes to the July rains. It also said that June showers were also good enough as the city recorded 517 mm of rains. Moreover, the city saw hefty showers on the first two days of July itself witnessing close to 500 mm. These rains brought waterlogging and many other woes that caused the city to be on a standstill. Skymet further stated that the city covered its monthly quota in the first ten days itself. Even so, the showers took a brief halt of ten days only to make a heavy comeback after that.
On July 31 the city recorded over 52 mm of rains in a duration of six hours which contributed to the whopping figure of 1451 mm, the second-highest rainfall in July. The previous record was back in 2014, when a 1468.5 mm was recorded.
On account of the heavy rains, four of the city's lakes are now overflowing.
However, the next few days will be slightly on the lower side and no heavy rain packed action is expected at least for the next couple of days.
(With Inputs from agencies)