Mumbai: The Santacruz observatory in Mumbai has already recorded around 60 per cent of required rainfall in the first six days of July. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said, even during the last year's monsoon the Santacruz observatory recorded 63 per cent of required rainfall for the entire month.
However, according to the weather bureau, the heavy rainfalls are likely to reduce and the city will witness only light to moderate rains. For today, IMD has issued a green alert in the city.
According to IMD, the required rainfall in Mumbai for July month is 841mm and the city has already received 506mm of rains between July 1 to July 6. The weather agency said that due to active monsoon conditions over Konkan coast including Mumbai, the region has been recording heavy rainfalls. IMD believes, the heavy downpour was required as Mumbai recorded below normal rains in June, July's first week made up for last month's shortfall.
IMD released a statement saying, "Significant reduction in rainfall is expected over the west coast in the next two days. Mumbai and the adjoining districts of Thane and Raigad are expected to receive mostly moderate showers and isolated heavy fall.
Heavy to very rainfall at isolated places is expected in Palghar district.
The intense rainfall belt has shifted to Gujarat and its adjoining areas where heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy fall is expected."
According to IMD, June required a rainfall of 505mm and recorded only 395mm rains, which just 78 per cent of the required rains, meanwhile, July's first week compensated for the shortfall.
"Mumbai's rainfall figures have swelled over the past three to four days," said KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general (western region).
The weather agency informed that Colaba observatory recorded 928mm of rains which were 192.9mm above normal. On the other hand, Santacruz observatory recorded 896.2 mm rains which were 191.2mm above normal.