September 2019 Mumbai's wettest ever

September 2019 Mumbai's wettest ever

The first 18 days of September 2019 recorded 921.7 mm (36.3 inches) of rains in Mumbai, India, breaking the previous record of 920 mm (36.2 inches) set on September 1954.

Weather enthusiast and founder of Vagaries of Weather blog, Rajesh Kapadia, said that in a span of four days from September 1 to September 4 this year, the city had already received more than 500 mm (19.7 inches) of rain and "it was obvious that there were all possibilities that September 2019 could break the 1954 record for being the rainiest September ever."

Kapadia continued that he is interested to see what the total September record would be.

"Rainfall intensity will be increasing from Wednesday to more frequent showers with heavy falls in some areas on Thursday, September 19 and Friday with chances of rains between 40 mm to 80 mm (1.6 inches to 3.1 inches)," he forecasted.

Kapadia added that there are possible localized flooding in many parts but they would not be widespread disruptions.

Mumbai City has already set a record of 3 475.2 mm (147.4 inches) of rains from June 1 to September 19, 08:30 LT. This record broke the previous one in 1954, which was 3 452 mm (136 inches).

Meanwhile, July 2019 almost broke the current record, making it the second wettest month in 60 years with a total of 1 465 mm (57.6 inches) of rain. The rainiest July was in 2014, with a record of 1 469 mm (57.8 inches).

Featured image credit: @livvie_bruce/Unsplash

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