MUMBAI: In the 24 hours ending 8.30am on Saturday, the Santacruz observatory has recorded 85.4mm rainfall whereas Colaba recorded 108mm rainfall in the identical interval.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) classifies rainfall between 64.5 and 115.5mm as heavy rainfall.
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“Due to a well marked low pressure system over Madhya Pradesh and low level wind convergence over North Western region, North Konkan is very likely to receive heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places, including Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad for 24 hours. Intensity will reduce later,” mentioned KS Hosalikar, deputy director, western area, IMD.
A yellow alert – heavy rain at remoted locations for Mumbai and Thane – has been issued for Saturday. An Orange alert is in place for the neighbouring Palghar and Raigad.
With Friday’s reasonable rainfall, town has already crossed the three,000mm-mark this season. The IMD’s Santactruz observatory on Friday acquired 58.3mm rainfall between 8.30am and eight.30pm.
With the evening rain added, the Santacruz observatory has recorded a complete of 3,038.5mm rain since June. The metropolis’s annual common rainfall is 2,514 mm. Colaba’s season complete is at 2,816.1mm. Last yr, town acquired 3,695.6mm rainfall in the total monsoon season from June to October 14.