WATCH: Flooding In Mumbai As City Records Highest Rainfall Since 2005

It didn’t start all that well with June as Mumbai saw the lowest monthly rainfall in five years. The onset of monsoon was on June 14 and the month closed with 395 mm rain versus an average of 493.1 mm. However, since then the city has been creating records.

On September 23, 2020, Mumbai received its second-highest rainfall in 24 hours in the month of September since 1994. It also is the fourth-highest rainfall between 1974 to 2020.

As per IMD, the withdrawal from Rajasthan maybe after September 25, but from Maharashtra could be a further delayed one. The Santacruz observatory recorded a total rainfall at 286.4 mm. The record Mumbai rainfall in September in a day is 318.2 mm on September 23 way back in 1981!

Mumbai: Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam on a waterlogged street followed heavy rain, at Wadala in Mumbai, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad)(PTI23-09-2020_000093B)

The Mumbai rains created a record in August too, with the city seeing its best rainfall since 1983 and the second-highest monthly rainfall since 1958 when the rainfall was recorded at 1,254 mm. For August 2020, Mumbai closed the month with 1240 mm rainfall, more than double of 585 mm average rainfall in the month.

A month further back, in July, the maximum city witnessed its highest monthly rains ever, or since the IMD started collating the data from 1944 at least. The July rainfall was at 1,474 mm. In the July 26, 2005, floods the one-day rainfall was 944.2 mm but that year the overall July rainfall was 1,454 mm. Last year, i.e. 2019, July rainfall stood at 1464.8 mm.

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