Wet weekend, spills over in Mumbai
One person died, innumerable potholes scarred roads amid widespread waterlogging, Tulsi lake overflowed and schools were closed as Mumbai struggled through its wettest monsoon till July 9 in five years. BMC’s weather stations recorded 78.7mm of rain on Monday, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast heavy rain till July 12 for the city and Palghar.
There appears to be no respite as the rain-soaked weekend continued; the Colaba Observatory recorded 170.6mm of rain while the one at Santacruz recorded 122mm, the latter a city-wide figure. Fort received the most rain at 203mm till 3 p.m., while Marol in the western suburbs received 172mm — 135mm of it falling in just seven hours. Now, Mumbai has received 1,362.8mm of rain till date this monsoon, 54.19% of its annual average.
Tulsi lake, one of the seven that supply water to the city, overflowed at 7.30 a.m. after the area received 134mm of rain on Sunday night. Last year, it had overflowed only on August 14.