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Mumbai Weather Alert: City Sees Record Rainfall, IMD Issues Red Warning

The Mumbai City is currently experiencing heavy monsoon rainfall, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a red alert. This alert signifies the highest level of warning in IMD’s color-coded system, indicating extreme weather conditions. Record Rainfall in Mumbai Recent rainfall in Mumbai has set significant records. The IMD Santa Cruz observatory reported 268 […]

Mumbai Weather Alert: City Sees Record Rainfall, IMD Issues Red Warning
Mumbai Weather Alert: City Sees Record Rainfall, IMD Issues Red Warning

The Mumbai City is currently experiencing heavy monsoon rainfall, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a red alert. This alert signifies the highest level of warning in IMD’s color-coded system, indicating extreme weather conditions.

Record Rainfall in Mumbai

Recent rainfall in Mumbai has set significant records. The IMD Santa Cruz observatory reported 268 mm of rain within 24 hours, marking the second-highest rainfall for July in the past 15 years. The highest was 375.2 mm recorded on July 2, 2019. The most intense downpour occurred between 2.30 am and 5.30 am, resulting from a strengthened offshore trough around 12.30 am, according to a TOI report.

Mumbai’s Weekly Weather Forecast

From July 8 to July 14, Mumbai’s weather forecast predicts a persistently cloudy sky with varying levels of rainfall. Temperatures for Today is expected to increase slightly from 25 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius, accompanied by heavy rain. On July 10, temperatures may rise further to a range of 26 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius, with moderate rain anticipated.

Heavy rain is forecasted to return on July 11 and 12, with temperatures between 25 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius. On July 13 and 14, continuous rain is expected, with slightly cooler temperatures ranging from 24 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius. Overall, the week is predicted to be wet and cloudy, with significant rainfall on most days.

Latest Mumbai Rainfall Updates

Data from the IMD highlights the intensity of the recent downpour recorded at the Santa Cruz observatory:

The total rainfall this season recorded by the Santa Cruz observatory has reached 734.8 mm, with more than one-third occurring during the recent heavy rains. According to the BMC’s automatic weather station data, Powai and Andheri were the worst-hit areas, recording 327 mm and 303 mm of rain, respectively. Other regions in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) experienced comparatively lower rainfall.

Despite the heavy rains, temperatures remained relatively high. The minimum temperatures were recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius by the Colaba observatory and 24.6 degrees Celsius by the Santa Cruz observatory.

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