Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 For Mumbai S'cruz...2021 now breaks the record for the fastest 2000 mm mark . Achieved on 22nd July 2021 in 52 days ! Total today 2001 mms !

The  record for the fastest 2000 mms at Santa Cruz was in 1965, when it touched 2000 mms on 30th July, in 60 days. Followed by 2005 when the total was surpassed on 31st July, in 61 days. July End Totals..Scruz 1965 ;2038 mms, 2005 :2019 mms..

Colaba, just for the records, has crossed 2000 mms by July 3 times. In 1886, 1907 and 1991. But, we are still way behind for this station to cross 2000 mms by July end.

(As per Vagaries Records)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Sunday, January 26, 2020

26th October 2020

Mumbai: South West Monsoon has withdrawn from Mumbai. Equaling IMD record of Most delayed date ...26th October (2010).

(IMD Withdrawal criteria awaited this year.)

Rainfall:Scruz 3856 mms (151 inches) All time high.

Colaba : 3427 mms ( 135 inches) ..Record 3482 mms 137 inches 1954


Aurangabad (Mah) received 1558 mms as annual rain this year.  till 1st November 2020
An all time annual record.

Most Delayed Monsoon for Mumbai: June 25th 1959
Earliest Monsoon for Mumbai: 29th May 1956/62/72.

 Earliest monsoon over Mumbai was on 23 May 1802 nd 1839 ( reconstructed data )

..Source ..Climate Dynamics journal ( G Adamson , D Nash )


Most Delayed Withdrawal: 26th October 2010/2020

Posted 25th October
Mumbai Scruz received the highest ANNUAL rainfall total this year, 2020
The previous highs
1.3856 mms (2020) and still counting
2. 3855 mms (2019)
3. 3784 mms (1958)


29th August 2020

With 85 mms as on Saturday 29th Morning, Mumbai Scruz reaches a total of 3038 mms this season.

As per Vagaries' Records, this could be the earliest date (29th Aug 2020) for Santa Cruz to reach the 3000 mms mark.
In 1954, when the previous record of season's total was 3452 mms, end August was at 2532 mms.

As on 29th :Colaba with 108 mms, totals 2816 mms.


5th August 2020: 

On Wednesday, 5th , by afternoon, a sudden Vortex embedded in the off shore trough formed over South Mumbai in a micro scale, as the pressure dropped in the afternoon to 989 hpa,  a drop of 5 hpa in 6 hrs..
causing very gusty winds around South Mumbai and Interior areas. 

On Wednesday, the winds at Colaba observatory peaked at 106 kmph, and were blowing at sustained 60-70 kmph in the afternoon. 
With 323 mms of rain by 8.30 am, Colaba recorded its highest ever 24 hrs rainfall for the Month of August. 
Previous record was 287 mms in 24 hrs  on 3rd August 1881.A record after 139 years !

Santa Cruz measured 162 mms in the same time frame.
Mumbai Areas: Worli 301 mms, Chembur 283 mms, Powai 159 mms, Borivali 128 mms
Seasons total at Colaba and Santacruz now at 2404 mms and 2416 mms respectively.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2019 Extremely Heavy Record Rains: See Vagaries Extreme
10,790 mms (Lamaj , Maharashtra)*Jun - Sep 2019
9872 mms (Patharpunj , Maharashtra)

9865 mms (Cherrapunji , Meghalaya)....and more



New record for Scruz : 2019 Annual Rainfall: 3855 mms.
Previous record 3785 in 1958...

Mumbai Highest Santa Cruz Annual Rainfall ever (Still Counting) in 2019 !1
With 46 mms as on 24 hrs ended 2nd November ,Saturday Morning, Total rain in 
2019 is 3791 mms.


Cloudburst in Badlapur on Tuesday 8th (Dussera);

Massive cloudburst saw 123 mms in 65 mins ! But it was 47.7 mms recorded in 5 mins (See table).and 100 mms in 30 minutes !(Just short of record.. see in Vagaries Extreme)

Table of 5 min interval rainfall recorded by Vagarian Abhijit on his private AWS. 





Dusserra Rains elsewhere in Mumbai:
Borivali 32 mms, Kandivali 26 mms, Ghatkopar 7 mms,Vagaries 6 mms,  Bhandup 4 mms, Scruz 3 mms, 

Monday, October 7, 2019


2019= 25th June

Last date for Withdrawal Start from Rajasthan is 1st October 1961

Monday, June 10, 2019

29th August 2020

With 85 mms as on Saturday 29th Morning, Mumbai Scruz reaches a total of 3038 mms this season.

As per Vagaries' Records, this could be the earliest date (29th Aug 2020) for Santa Cruz to reach the 3000 mms mark.
In 1954, when the previous record of season's total was 3452 mms, end August was at 2532 mms.


2019 Mumbai Santa Cruz ...All Time Record of  3670 mms (June-Sept).
 Colaba2731 mms  (Not a Record)

Wettest September ever  Sept 2019 1116 mms

16th September 2019

Mumbai Santa Cruz has set a new Record for Monsoon Season Rains, after 65 years.:

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
in Mumbai.
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.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mumbai Record Rains July 2005. See Details here: 

26 July 2005 ..
>1 hour highest rainfall at Mumbai Scz : 190.3 mms (3.30 to 4.30 pm)
>3 hour highest rainfall at Mumbai Scz : 381 mms (2.30 pm to 5.30 pm)
>6 hour highest rainfall at Mumbai Scz : 648.4 mms (2.30 pm to 8.30 pm)