July has been the wettest month with the city having already recorded a total rainfall of 840.7mm.
Mumbai: The city breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday even as the skies cleared after four consecutive days of heavy rain.
However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in Mumbai and its outskirts till Thursday.
K.S. Hosalikar, deputy director general of meteorology, IMD, told The Asian Age, ‘The heavy rainfall had continued across Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Navi Mumbai for the past few days reaching three digits every day.
However, citizens can breathe now as we are expecting a reduction in the intensity of rain.’
In 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Wednesday, the Colaba observatory recorded 41,0 mm while Santacruz recorded 114.4 mm. According to IMD officials, the city had already received around 90 per cent of the total rain for July.
Due to heavy rain, there were as many as 52 cases of tree/branch fall, the maximum being in the western suburbs (28) followed by the city (13) and the eastern suburbs (7). The city also witnessed 24 and 13 incidents of short circuit and wall collapse, respectively. However, with the rain gods having decided to take a break on Wednesday, city life limped back to normalcy. Western Railway (WR) services beyond Virar, which had been shut down for 24 hours after tracks went under water at Nalasopara, finally resumedWednesday morning.
However, weathermen have predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the city and surrounding areas like Thane, Raigad and Palghar on Thursday.
July has been the wettest month with the city having already recorded a total rainfall of 840.7mm. The Santacruz observatory has registered 827.5 mm rainfall in the first 10 days of the month.