Thursday's rain till 6 pm: Mumbai Chembur 42 mms, Colaba 0.7 mms, Santa Cruz 12 mms. Strong downdraft from cloud tops brought the temperature at S'Cruz which was 33c at 3.15 pm, to 24c at 5.15 pm.
Currently, at 7 pm, cloud top heights stand at less than 15 kms, and with reduced growing tendencies.
More rainfall figures from Thursday's rain: Bhira 40 mms, Mulde (Sindhudurg) 18 mms, Thane 8 mms. Temperature dropped from a high of 33c to 24c by 5 pm, in Thane, after a squall brought in cold breeze at ground level.
Wednesday's storms precipitated good rains in the Mumbai lakes. Tulsi (overflowing) saw 86 mms of rain, Vihar (93% full) got 56 mms.Lonavala's Walwand dam (73%) got 64 mms and Barvi (overflowing) in Thane got 30 mms.
Latest Thunderhead sat. pic over Mumbai taken at 5.35 pm Thursday.Compare with yesterday's same time pic.
Huge thundercells rolling in from the East and SE today.
Depth of clouds may be a bit less, but downdraft intensity at core seems heavy. Reaching over 18 kms, and with multi layer..sure to produce severe lightning.
Base a bit narrow, so could last less than yesterday..maybe rain off in 3 hrs.