Thursday, August 06, 2020
Posted Thursday 6th August 11 am:
The UAC off the South Gujarat coast prevails , and BB-2 moved West and located over Madhya Pradesh has formed a trough from The UAC to BB-2.
On Wednesday, 5th , by afternoon, a sudden Vortex embedded in the off shore trough formed over South Mumbai in a micro scale, as the pressure dropped in the afternoon to 989 hpa, a drop of 5 hpa in 6 hrs..
causing very gusty winds around South Mumbai and Interior areas.
On Wednesday, the winds at Colaba observatory peaked at 106 kmph, and were blowing at 60-70 kmph in the afternoon.
With 323 mms of rain by 8.30 am, Colaba recorded its highest ever 24 hrs rainfall for the Month of August.
Previous record was 287 mms in 24 hrs on 3rd August 1881.A record after 139 years !
Santa Cruz measured 162 mms in the same time frame.
Mumbai Areas: Worli 301 mms, Chembur 283 mms, Powai 159 mms, Borivali 128 mms
Seasons total at Colaba and Santacruz now at 2404 mms and 2416 mms respectively.
The 2 minor lakes, Tulsi and Vihar (3% of water supply) received 216 mms and 164 mms.
While the 5 major lakes supplying 97% water received between 30 -76 mms only.
The lakes supply storage stand at 41% on 6th Morning.
Thursday: Mumbai city will get heavy showers post noon. Wet afternoon again, though with less wind force.
Rains reduce by late evening.
Vineet's Note: Interesting stats : only once (year 1998) in the past, Arabian sea has cyclone genesis in the May and June month. That m...