Rain crosses 1,000mm mark, ‘green alert’ in Mumbai, Thane

July 9, 2020

MUMBAI: Rain recorded this season at the Colaba and Santacruz observatories crossed the 1,000mm mark on Wednesday. Weathermen issued a green alert for the city, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Palghar till the coming weekend.

Rain subsided on Wednesday after an active monsoon spell over the last weekend, which continued through the first two days of the week. Except for light rain, with one or two isolated heavy showers, the city was dry. The average rainfall on Wednesday recorded by India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Colaba and Santacruz observatories was 5.4mm and 11.8mm (light rain category).

In the 24 hours ending 8.30am on July 8, rainfall in Colaba and Santacruz was 58mm and 58.3mm respectively (moderate).

Dr Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, secretary, ministry of earth sciences, tweeted about a break in monsoon activity. “After an active spell over Maharashtra and Gujarat, monsoon to be weak over most parts of country kind of monsoon break. Activity will shift to east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and North East Region during next 5-6 days,” he tweeted.

The stocks in catchment area lakes touched 2.53 lakh million litres (17.50% of required quantum) from 2.04 lakh million litres or 14.13% a day earlier. Tulsi, the smallest, reported maximum rain on July 7-8 (112mm), while Bhatsa, the biggest, received 63mm. The required stocks is 14.47 lakh million litres by October 1 for the city to go without a water cut for the rest of the year. BMC supplies 3,420 million litres of water daily.

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Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com