The capital city of Maharashtra, the city of Bollywood is worst affected by heavy rainfall. The city is also affected by Covid19, and it contains the largest number of Covid19 patients in India. However, after fighting bravely with COVID 19 now it is Rainfall who is taking the examination of Mumbaikars. The rainfall in Mumbai breaks a 46 years old record and the city and life in Mumbai are worst affected by the heavy rainfall. Many areas of Mumbai are experiencing a flood-like situation due to the filling of waters in many areas. The rainfall brings the situation of traffic jams at many places which can ease the spreading of Coronavirus.
The city of South Mumbai is experiencing lashing winds along with the flood-like situation recording a record break rainfall of 293.8 mm in just 12 hours by the Indian Meteorological Department’s Colaba Centre. The highest rainfall in Mumbai was received in 1974 that too in 24 hours. But this time rainfall breaks the all-time record. Apart from the heavy rainfall, one can experience the average wind speed of 70 to 80kmph and sometimes touching a 106kmph rate. This data increase the tensions as the normal wind speed during the monsoon is about 10-15kmph. This wind speed also matches the speed tally of Severe Cyclonic Storm, Nisarga hitting the region on June 3rd.
In some parts, heavy rainfall of around 300mm is also recorded. Water lodging was reported in Marine Drive, Churchgate, Fort, Haji Ali, Pedder Road, and Breach Candy areas. Around 141 trees, 112 of which belong to the city of Mumbai was uprooted. The weather department forecast alerts of heavy rainfall for the next few days also. The government appeals to the local top remain inside their houses and the 16 teams of NDRF were deployed to the rainfall hit region.
So stay at home and be safe!!!
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Humans need to check their activities and stop challenging Nature