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Heavy rains wreak havoc in Mumbai, 244 mm rains break 46-year record in 12 hours

The torrential downpour has rained again. The torrential rains and strong winds have slowed down Mumbai, completely disturbing the residents. On Wednesday, 12 hours of rain submerged all areas of Mumbai, trees fell, rail services were shut down, highways were closed, roads were submerged and water flooded homes. The rains in Mumbai have saved lives again. A rain warning has been issued in Mumbai and a red alert has been issued.

From the continuous rains in Mumbai on Wednesday, it is estimated that 293.8 mm of rainfall was recorded at Colaba Meteorological Station in South Mumbai in just 12 hours (8.30 am to 8.30 pm). People in South Mumbai saw this kind of rain in August after 46 years. This is the worst rainfall in 24 hours since August 1974 (when the Meteorological Department started keeping records). The Meteorological Department has given this information.

Earlier in 1998, on August 10, a maximum rainfall of 241.9 mm was recorded in 24 hours. At the same time, wind speeds in the Colaba region ranged from 10 km / h to 60 km / h, but by 10:30 pm, the speed had reached 107 km / h. It is noteworthy here that the speed of this wind was higher than that of the cyclone because the wind speed during the Nisarg cyclone was 92 kilometers per hour.

On a rainy day in Mumbai, the normal wind speed is 10 to 15 kilometers per hour. At the same time, during heavy rains, its speed increases from 25 to 30 kilometers per hour. The city has received 2,366 mm of rainfall so far between June 1 and August 5 (8.30 pm) compared to the 2066 mm season. The Santa Cruz meteorological station recorded 2,3356.9 mm of rainfall during the same period, averaging 2260.4 mm. The city received 4456 mm of rain in the last 59 hours till 8:30 pm on Wednesday.

Mumbai rains

Remarkably, this time the rains in Mumbai have caused a lot of damage. The Meteorological Department issued a rain warning on Thursday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has reviewed the situation after heavy rains in Mumbai and surrounding areas and appealed to people not to move out of their homes. Mumbai rains have somehow stopped the speed of Mayangari.

The NDRF is being called in to help evacuate people trapped in the Mumbai rains. The NDRF team rescued about 290 passengers trapped in two local trains yesterday. Besides, there is a possibility of heavy rain in Mumbai, Thana and Palghar areas even today.

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