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Mumbai Monsoon : Its Raining Man…!!!!

Its Raining man…Hallejulah…I am not uttering these song because I just heard Geri Haliwell’s album…but this one is for Mumbai’s heavy rains that lashed out City yet again on Tuesday 14th July 2009.

Heavy water pour accompanied by gusty winds was reported from last evening. As a result, local trains were running late by 40-45 minutes causing much trouble to the daily commuters. Water Logging was also reported of certain low-lying areas of the city like Byculla, Sion, Wadala, Vikhroli and Ghatkopar (all eastern suburbs), Dadar, Khar, Santacruz, Goregaon, Malad, Kandivli, Andheri, Jogeshwari (western suburbs). Visibility at Mumbai International Airport was described as poor. Airport sources said visibility was restricted to just 800 feet this morning.

Majority of schools and colleges declared holiday as a precautionary measures. In the worst hit areas, pedestrians waded through knee-deep water to reach their destination. Flights were reported to be delay by 20-25 mins as per report from Airport authorities.The Met department recorded 293.1 mm rainfall in the Santacruz observatory and 152.4 mm at Colaba in south Mumbai in last 30 hours. The heavy rainfall has caused Mithi river to cross the danger mark of 2.95 m.

Even though 14th July is not on the BMC high tide date list, but high tide of 3.81m is expected in the Tuesday evening. Those who have missed the dates given by BMC for year 2009 can find the list below. All the I can say is, its been almost every year our Municipal officers claims that about a billion rupees are spent each year on bracing the city for the monsoon downpours. Yet rains continue to disrupt normal life.

I wish they should really find a way out to re-architect whole drainage system of Mumbai. As of know, to the citizens of Mumbai and all who are planning to visit city. GET READY FOR ACTION…. And enjoy the downpour with tea and bhajiyas…

Accordingly, heavy floods are anticipated on the following days in Mumbai, if there is excessive rainfall at the time of high tides, since the tides are extremely high on these days: –

Date

Day

Time

Height of Tide
(Meters)

24 June 2009

Wednesday

1:41 PM

4.95

25 June 2009

Thursday

2:24 PM

4.97

23 July 2009

Thursday

1:23 PM

5.01

24 July 2009

Friday

2:03 PM

5.05

25 July 2009

Saturday

2:43 PM

4.94

Photos courtesy : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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One Response to “Mumbai Monsoon : Its Raining Man…!!!!”

  1. Good work man…
    Because of you whole world can feel the severity of the monsoon of mumbai…


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