MUMBAI: Monsoon would possibly perchance well furthermore luxuriate in had a delayed birth but within the two days that it poured within town, it toppled some data to boot to covered about 97% of the life like required June rainfall.
In 24 hours ending Saturday 8.30am, IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 234.8mm — the very ultimate 24-hour June rain since 2015. Also, Saturday’s rain is the 2d top June rainfall in Mumbai in a 24-hour length within the closing decade. The IMD classifies rainfall of 234.8mm and extra as “extremely heavy”. Most areas of eastern and western suburbs bought over 200mm rains within the 24 hours.
Heavy rains lashed Thane (237.5mm) and Navi Mumbai (245.2mm) too within the 24-hour length. On a obvious camouflage, within the 24 hours, it become a windfall in some catchment areas as Vihar bought 376mm, Morbhe 300.2mm and Tulsi 293mm. Vihar and Tulsi ship water to Mumbai whereas, Morbhe affords Navi Mumbai.
Tree falls were rampant in Mumbai and its neighbouring divulge. They also resulted in two accidents that claimed two lives. An electrician,
Nirakki, become electrocuted in Thane after he came enthusiastic with a dwell wire that snapped following a tree fall. In Ambernath, an
died after a tree fell on an extension wire which collapsed on his car.
While two cases of landslides were reported in Marol and
, a cave-in become reported at Virar divulge platform. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
Also, boulders collapsed alongside the Mumbai-bound carriageway of the Pune Expressway on Saturday morning. The intensity of rainfall is susceptible to gash on Sunday and capture up again spherical July 4, stated IMD officers.