Mumbai Saturday awoke to a partly sunny morning after a week of heavy rain, with the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Santacruz observatory recording light rainfall of 5.9mm in the previous 24 hours.
Since June 1, Mumbai has received 2,026.7mm of rain, bringing it closer to the average seasonal rainfall. The seasonal average (four months) is 2,205mm.
A few isolated clouds were seen over Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, as well as some towards the ghat areas, according to Doppler Radar images. Next week’s rainfall activity is expected to decrease even more.
The weathermen said there’s a chance of moderate rain in the city and suburbs, with a few heavy spells in isolated areas, according to the 24-hour IMD forecast released Saturday.
The continuous and heavy rain that pounded Kolhapur and Satara lasted until Saturday morning. Both districts received a lot of rain in the last 24 hours, which ended at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday. Kolhapur recorded 181mm & Satara saw 172.3mm rain. IMD issued a red alert, indicating extremely heavy rainfall in Satara (ghat areas) and the coastal towns of Ratnagiri for Saturday. The warning was sent out on Friday.
On Saturday, heavy to very heavy rain is expected in the Raigad and Sindhudurg districts. Meanwhile, the city’s seven drinking water reservoirs are at 62.79 percent capacity.
Moderate to light rainfall has been recorded in the lakes’ catchment areas in the last 24 hours, following extremely heavy rainfall on Wednesday.
The State Disaster Response for Ratnagiri Fund has provided Rs 2 crore to the district for response and relief work. The situation is similar in the Raigad district, which is close to Mumbai. The constant rain caused the Savitri river to overflow, causing floods in the Mahad and Poladpur areas.