16th September 2019
The Current total rainfall for the Monsoon this year is 3462.8 mms, till 8.30 am 16th September, ...and counting.
The previous highest for Monsoon season was 3452 mms in 1954.
The Annual rainfall record is however at 3784.9 mms.
Lamaj, a station in Satara District of Maharashtra reaches
10426 mms of rain this monsoon season
Highest in India ...14th September 2019
2019...233 days dry for Mumbai..till 10th June
There has been no rainfall yet from October 24th, 2011 thru May 20th 2012
That means straight 209 days (till 21st May 2012) without a drop of rain recorded !!
Last Year, up to June 5th 2012 , Mumbai had 223 straight days without recording any rain !
I have no record for the number of straight days without rain for Mumbai. If readers have any information on this, please put it up on Vagaries..would be very interesting.
In previous years the city has had many April/Mays without a single mm of rain. And it has no bearing on the SWM rains later.
The wettest May, as far as my records show, has been in 1918, when the city (Colaba) was drenched with 279 mms. By coincidence, 1918 was a drought year in India, with one of the lowest average rainfall on all India basis, 65 cms, against a normal of 89cms. That is -27%. Absolutely a severe drought year.
The wettest May at S'Cruz was in the year 2000, with 388 mms of rain.
Mumbai's (Colaba) last 5 years' May rainfall has been: 2012=2012 0 mm, 2011=1 mm, 2010=0 mm, 2009=2 mms, 2008= 0 mms, 2007=1 mm, 2006=135 mms.