The season’s highest rainfall was recorded in Mumbai inside a interval of 12 hours on Wednesday.
Folks crossing a water-logged road in Mumbai’s Sion on Wednesday (Picture Credit: PTI)
Knowledge now reveals that Mumbai’s city areas obtained extra rainfall than the suburbs on Wednesday as torrential rain and high-velocity winds lashed India’s financial capital. South Mumbai was the worst affected through the downpour on August 5.
The season’s highest rainfall was recorded in Mumbai inside a interval of 12 hours on Wednesday. Authorities recorded 215.eight mm of rain in Mumbai, adopted by 101.9 mm within the jap suburbs and 76.03 mm within the western suburbs.
Throughout a interval of 12 hours, the Colaba observatory recorded 293 mm of rainfall on Wednesday. This was probably the most rain Colaba observatory witnessed within the month of August within the final 46 years.
Town of Mumbai obtained 328.eight mm of rainfall in whole throughout a 15-hour interval on August 5. This was one of many main causes elements of town had been waterlogged.
Normally, Mumbai’s suburban areas bear the worst of the monsoon. Nonetheless, this time round, Colaba (city) obtained 331.eight mm of rainfall whereas Santacruz (suburbs) obtained 162.three mm of rainfall within the 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday, a distinction of about 169.5 mm.
Including to torrential rains, winds gushing as much as 107 kmph had been recorded on the Colaba observatory. This additional led to 141 separate situations of tree collapses.
Excessive-velocity winds additionally blew away panels atop the Jaslok hospital and toppled the long-lasting BSE signage on the Bombay Inventory Trade Constructing. A landslide was additionally reported close to the Kemp’s nook flyover whereas injury was induced to the DY Patil and Wankhede stadiums.
A number of areas, together with Girgaon Chowpatty, Colaba and Byculla reported water-logging. Sturdy winds together with heavy rains peeled away the roofs of many houses in several elements of Mumbai.
The climate division had issued a warning on August four cautioning residents about ‘extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations’ however nobody might have imagined that wind pace might contact 107 kmph, larger than what Mumbai witnessed through the latest cyclone Nisarga.
Heavy rains additionally disrupted the companies of Central and Western Railways leaving many important companies personnel stranded at railway stations. The BMC organized for shelter for stranded passengers in municipal colleges close to the stations whereas the Mumbai Police, NDRF and RPF had been deployed to rescue passengers caught in trains trapped on water-logged tracks.