Mumbai records 91mm rainfall, wettest day in December

Mumbai records 91mm rainfall, wettest day in December
© Provided by Hindustan Times Mumbai on Thursday recorded 91mm rainfall, the wettest day in December (HT Photo)

Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Santacruz observatory recorded 91 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours at 8:30 am Thursday, marking the city’s highest-ever single-day rainfall during December. Mumbai’s previous record stood at 53.8 mm of rain in 24 hours, on December 6, 2017, due to the passage of Cyclone Ockhi, close to the city coast.

The mean monthly rainfall for December (i.e. the average from 1981 to 2010) stands at just 1.6mm. The ongoing unseasonal rains are due to a cyclonic circulation over the southeast and the east-central Arabian Sea, along with a persisting trough running through Gujarat’s Kutch region at mean sea level (MSL), which are bringing moisture-laden winds over the city.

Rains in December are rare for Mumbai but do occur with much less intensity. On December 11, 2020, the city recorded 0.7mm of rain due to a similar cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea. On December 5, 2019, due to similar meteorological conditions, the city had received 1.2mm of rain.

An official with the IMD’s regional forecasting centre in Mumbai informed, “A prolonged spell of rain like we are seeing is extremely unlikely in December. In terms of the synoptic features, we know what is causing it, but we will have to wait much longer to see if there is any change in rainfall trends. It is also unlikely for such rains to happen again this month,” said an official with the IMD’s regional forecasting centre in Mumbai.

These rains, which will continue with reduced intensity on December 3, resulted in a steep dip in temperature. At both Santacruz and Colaba, the minimum temperature on Thursday was recorded at 18.5 degrees Celsius (down from 23.8 degrees Celsius and 24.5 degrees Celsius respectively the day prior). This is a degree below normal for Santacruz and four degrees below normal for Colaba. Mumbai’s lowest ever December minimum, recorded in 1949, stands at 10.6 degrees Celsius.

On Wednesday, the city had recorded its second-coldest December day in over a decade, with the daytime maximum dipping to 24.8 degrees Celsius. This was followed by a pleasant 26.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

Temperatures will remain low for at least another day, with the maximum expected to hover around 26 degrees Celsius and minimum at around 20 degrees Celsius. As per the IMD’s forecast, Mumbai will continue to see ‘light rains’ on December 3, though their intensity will keep decreasing and overcast skies will give way to ‘partly cloudy’ conditions from December 4 to December 8.

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