South West Monsoon started poorly in Bangalore City...The first 75 days from 1st June to 15th August brought only 129 mms of rain...The next 60 days till 15th October saw 44 wet days.Incessant rains over the past 2 months has totalled up 1660 mms ( till date) of rain in Bangalore City in 2017.
Bangalore AP shows a total of 1330 mms this year till date...
Graph of Airport of last 90 days:
This ( 1660 mms) is the Highest ever for Bangalore City in a calendar year. Normal annual is 980 mms.....October this year to date has recorded 386 mms (281 mms above normal).
This is due to the extended period of the SWM in Bangalore...and we have two and a half months of NEM still to come !
The earlier record was 1608 mms set in 2005 mms. Before that it as 1349 mms in 1916 . Lowest annual total ever is 544 mms in 1913. However the wettest ever October was in 1956 with 522 mms.
However, we find rainfall decreasing to almost no rain after Monday 16th for a week at least.
Mumbai Santa Cruz touches 3000 mms ...Jan-May 4 mms, June-September 2946 mms Octber tilll date 52 mms...Total 3002 mms.( For records see Vagaries Extreme).
Sunday 15th saw some sharp showers in the Northern Suburbs of Mumbai, with Mulund recording 44 mms and Kandivali 33 mms.
This could possibly be the end of the seasonal rains for Mumbai City. Expecting Monsoon current and strength to end from Monday 16th October (Mumbai City and surroundings). From Tuesday/Wednesday, winds will change to N/NE.
SWM likely to withdraw from North Konkan, Vidharbh and North Madhya Mah.and Eastwards.