MUMBAI: With average rain on Thursday and Friday, Santacruz observatory recorded 990.5mm rainfall this month, the best August determine for town in 9 years. The IMD has, in the meantime, issued an orange alert (heavy to very heavy rain at remoted locations) for town, Thane and Palghar for Saturday.
While Palghar’s orange alert will proceed until Sunday, a yellow alert has been declared for Mumbai and Thane. Mumbai’s yellow alert is anticipated to proceed until Monday. “Due to the influence of a low pressure area over east Madhya Pradesh and cyclonic circulation, heavy to very heavy rainfall over Konkan coast and central Maharashtra is likely for three to four days. Gusty winds are expected. A warning has been issued for fishermen along the west coast,” mentioned Shubhangi Bhute, director, regional meteorological centre, IMD, Mumbai.
Dahisar bought most rain (103mm) on Friday
In 24 hours ending at 8.30am on Friday, Santacruz recorded 31.6mm rainfall. In the subsequent 10 hours it recorded 45.7mm, taking the month’s whole to 990.5mm, the best August rainfall since 2010, when town acquired 1,036.5mm. The all-time highest for August was 1,254mm in 1958. Colaba recorded 63.2mm rain until 8.30am on Friday and 20.6mm (15.6mm to 64.4mm is average) in the course of the day, until 5.30pm. Many elements of town acquired heavy to very heavy rain (6am-6pm) on Friday. Maximum rain was at Dahisar (103mm), adopted by Lokhandwala (95.4mm), Malad (95mm), Navi Mumbai (83.4mm), Bandra (79mm), Goregaon (75.5mm), Bhandup (71.2mm), Worli (59.8mm), Thane (49.8mm) and Dadar (42mm).
Thane-Belapur Industries Association climate station recorded 36.4mm rainfall and Dahanu observatory in Palghar district recorded 32.1mm rainfall from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Friday, IMD said.