Extraordinary precipitation driven by warming temperatures and changes within the rainstorm can result in surges driving millions from their homes and causing widespread damage

The overwhelming storm is seen once again today in Mumbai and connecting zones, also at isolated places over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada and Vidarbha. The head of Weather Department at IMD anticipated that with the prevailing climate framework, all of the above regions of the state will get heavy downpours at isolated places.

Red Alarm for Mumbai

The IMD said the exuberant downpours within the locale will be caused due to a cyclonic circulation which is likely to create a low pressure over West Central Inlet of Bengal & connecting zones of Coastal Andhra Pradesh amid following 24 hours and is likely to move west-northwestwards amid another 3-4 days. Red alert has been sounded for Wednesday and Thursday in Mumbai as overwhelming downpours lashes out. Heavy storm is seen in Andheri, Powai, Kurla, Detestable Parle, Navi Mumbai. Stay away from the sea as hiding expected.

K S Hosalikar, Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai said, “Rainfall in last 24 hrs in Mumbai & around, indicate heavy falls in NM & Thane areas indicating active monsoon conditions over central India, Maharashtra. The Forecast is RF to continue over interiors and North Konkan next 24 hrs including Mumbai.” He has also provided interesting statistics about Mumbai Seasonal Rainfall.

  • Highest SRF is 3759.7 mm in 1958
  • Lowest SRF is 1341.9 mm in 1986
  • SRF received in 2019 till 18th Sept, is 3475.2 mm.
  • Almost 2 more weeks to end season & heavy rainfall warnings for Mumbai are in place.

Highest ever Rainfall Record

There’s a possibility of overwhelming downpours close to Nasik, Kalyan, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Lonavala, Mulsi, Pavana dam, Panshet, Mahabaleshwar, Pratapgad, Ratnagiri, Sindhadurg and Goa for another two days. In this circumstance, far-reaching to heavy precipitation with isolated overwhelming to exceptionally rainfall over Maharashtra and its connecting regions took place on September 18 and 19. Agreeing to information by the IMD, Mumbai is as it were 6.3 mm brief surpassing the most elevated ever September precipitation record. The information depicts that the Mumbai has recorded 913.7 mm precipitation from September 1 to 8.30 am on September 17. The all-time record for the month is 920 mm recorded in 1954. The normal precipitation for the month is 327.1 mm.