Mumbai: Mumbai received the highest 24-hour rainfall in 10 years with thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds and continuous rain.
The Weather Bureau has said that heavy to very heavy rains are likely on the entire Konkan coast including Mumbai on Thursday.
“Both the city and the suburbs are active at night with intense thunder-glow over Mumbai with a thick cloud, which is situated 10 km from the ground, causing widespread rainfall activity. Passengers may face heavy difficulties in the morning due to waterlogging in the low-lying areas, ”said KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general, Western Region, IMD.
“The well-marked low-pressure area is now located around South Central Maharashtra and South Konkan. It is likely to move west-northwest and move from the Maharashtra coast to the Arabian Sea, Hoslikar said, and depression may increase over the Arabian Sea in the next 48 hours,” KS Hosalikar added.
“Intense rain is expected during the evening and late at night, similar to Wednesday,” said Hosalikar.
Due to intermittent heavy rains, Mumbai recorded its second-highest monthly rainfall (144.8 mm) in a decade. The highest was in 2012 when 197.7 mm of rain was recorded in October.
Representatives from the Santacruz Meteorological Observatory, Suburbs, and Mumbai recorded 86.5 mm of rain between 8.30 am and Wednesday and 8.30 pm, with most recorded overnight (8.30 am to 8.30 pm).
Earlier, the highest one-day October rainfall of 2011 (October 13) was recorded at 71 mm. The all-time 24-hour record was 140.8 mm on October 4, 1988.
Between 8.30 am and 8.30 am on Wednesday, the representative of Colaba Weather Center, South Mumbai recorded 115.8 mm of rain. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) did not have the previous rainfall figures for October for Colaba, but it was one of the highest 24-hour rains recorded during the month.
The highest rainfall was recorded in Worli (110.8 mm), followed by Navi Mumbai (101 mm), and Mazgaon (97.2 mm). The remaining parts of the Mumbai metropolis recorded rainfall between 50 mm and 85 mm in the last 24 hours.