Mumbai Rains: Colaba has the strongest single-day rainfall in 46 years.
Mumbai Recorded The Highest Single-day Rainfall In August 46 Years And Could Get Worse – Insiderfolks, On Wednesday, the Colaba Weather Observatory in southern Mumbai reported the highest single-day rainfall since August 1974 over a span of 24 hours.
IMD Mumbai Center Deputy Director General K S Hosalikar said the Colaba Observatory had provided 331.8 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.
The Colaba Observatory reported the highest single day rainfall in the last 46 years on Wednesday—331.8 mm. In the meantime, the observatory recorded 261.9 mm of rainfall in 24 hours in August 1998.
Even during the 2005 deluge, when 944 mm of rain had been reported at the Santacruz Observatory in the suburbs in 24 hours, Colaba ‘s reading was 161 mm.
Mumbai recorded the maximum rainfall of the season in just 12 hours on Wednesday, in addition to the maximum ever wind speed.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the island town reported rain of 215.8 mm, accompanied by rain of 101.9 mm in the eastern suburbs and rain of 76.03 mm in the western suburbs.
The ‘D’ Civic Ward, which includes affluent areas such as Malabar Hill and Peddar Lane, received 309 mm of rainfall, while a maximum wind speed of 101.4 km / h was reported at Marine Drive at around 4.15 pm, the Civic Body said.
Several images of rainstorms in Mumbai went viral on social media on Wednesday, displaying floodwaters inside stores, houses and slums.
Meanwhile, the BMC said that Vihar Dam, one of the reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai, had been overflowing Wednesday at 10 p.m. due to incessant rains in its catchment areas since Tuesday.
The water volume of the lake is 26,968 million litres. According to the BMC, the lake overflowed last year on July 31 , 2019.
Vihar is the second lake after Tulsi, overflowing. Mumbai ‘s getting the water out of seven dams.
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