Kolkata, India: With 119mm of rain since July 30, Mumbai has seen its fourth-highest July rainfall since 2005.
July rainfall has surpassed this year’s record three times: 1138.8 mm in 2018, 1464 mm in 2019, and 1500 mm last year, making it an all-time high.
During the month, two landslides occurred due to heavy rain killing over 100 people.
Heavy rain is common in Mumbai and other regions of India as the May-July season ushers rainfall but several experts attribute this is changing owing to climate change.
But this year’s rain has turned out to be catastrophic, triggering deadly landslides and floods while the nation reels from a Covid-19 second wave.
According to an official from the IMD, the city saw a severe downpour due to typical synoptic elements that lead to heavy rain. The city just received 2080.8mm of rain, which is 776.8mm above usual.
IMD predicts dry days in the city and surrounding areas, with no substantial rise in rainfall. From July 31 to August 3, 2021, a green alert has been issued (mild to moderate rain is extremely expected).
On Friday, the stock in the lake that supplies water to Mumbai reached 73.86 per cent, or 10.69 lakh ml.