The rains, which started in June, continued in December, with 112 per cent rainfall in the district

Sagar Narekar

Thane: It started raining in May in Thane district of Konkan region due to storm, while the rain which started in June is still continuing. It has been raining for seven months in a row after many years. The average rainfall in November and December is higher than the previous year, observers said. So far 112 percent rainfall has been recorded in the district.

The Thane district had received heavy rains in May due to the effects of cyclone Toukte. The rains, which returned at the end of June, hit again in July. However, in the second week, the rivers in the district were flooded due to incessant rains. The rainy season started from the monsoon season and continued for the seventh consecutive month till December. Therefore, for the last four years, the tradition of six consecutive months of rain has continued.

Heavy rains lashed the district throughout the day on Wednesday. Thane district has received an average rainfall of 68.2 mm in 24 hours from 1st to 2nd December. The highest rainfall of 84.2 mm was recorded in Thane city. Kalyan taluka received 78 mm of rainfall, Ulhasnagar 74 mm, Ambernath 67 mm, Bhiwandi 60 mm and Murbad 54 mm. The average daytime rainfall in December is the highest in the last few years, the administration said. The district administration has informed that a total of 112 percent rainfall has been recorded in the district so far. According to meteorologists, it has been raining continuously till December for the last four years.

The district received 2,832 mm of rainfall

Thane district received 2,692 mm of rainfall from June to September. The highest rainfall of 134 per cent was recorded in Ambernath taluka till September. The lowest rainfall in the district during these four months was recorded in Murbad taluka. However, after two months of October and November, the rains continued in December. The district has received 2,832 mm of rainfall so far.

The rainfall period has increased from five to six months in the last four years. There are various reasons for this. The northeastern region is affected by the monsoon. The effects of the low pressure belt in the Bay of Bengal are especially felt in the Konkan. However, the average rainfall in November and December this year is higher.

Abhijeet Modak, Private Meteorologist, Badlapur.

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