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Mumbai: Incessant rains lash city, heavy showers likely to continue today

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Mumbai has been receiving continuous rainfall since past two days. On Monday as well, Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rainfall, throwing normal life out of gear. For past couple of days the rains had slowed down, but have gained momentum and refuses stop any time soon.

According to report in Hindustan Times, the Colaba weather station (representative of south Mumbai) has recorded 64.2 mm rain, and the Santacruz weather station (representative of suburbs) has recorded 46 mm rain, between 8.30 pm Sunday and 8.30 am Monday.

KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department told Hindustan Times, “The north Konkan coast has witnessed widespread overnight showers, with 76% to 100% stations recording heavy rain. We expect this continue through the week.”


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Owing to continuous rainfall on Saturday, Modak Sagar, one of the seven reservoirs which supply water to the megapolis, started overflowing. “Modak Sagar, which supplies 440 million litres of water to Mumbai every day, started overflowing at 6.32 am,” said a statement by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).

The city’s daily water requirement is of 3,750 million litres which is fulfilled from the seven lakes named Tulsi, Vihar, Tansa, Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna and Bhatsa with Modak Sagar.

The officials of the Hydraulic Department of the BMC stated that if the good rain continues all the rest of the lakes will also cross the required stock limit of water which the city requires.