Highest One-Day July Rainfall in Seven Years Kills 25 in Mumbai

Heavy rainfall floods parts of Mumbai on July 18, 2021; visuals from Nalasopara. (Source: ANI)

Highest One-Day July Rainfall in Seven Years Kills 25 in Mumbai

At least 25 people were killed as torrential rain uprooted trees and triggered mini landslides in India’s financial hub Mumbai.

Parts of the city recorded the heaviest July one-day showers in seven years, according to the weather office, which forecasts moderate to heavy rain or thundershowers over the next 48 hours.

A landslide caused a wall to collapse around midnight in the Mahul area, killing 17 and injuring seven, Press Trust of India reported, citing rescue officials. Seven others were killed when their huts caved in and another following a separate wall collapse. Some roads were flooded overnight and trains were halted.

  • Colaba weather station reported 19.68 centimeters (7.748 inches) of rain in the 24 hours through 8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the India Meteorological Department’s Mumbai unit. That’s the highest since July 16, 2014.
  • Santacruz weather station recorded 23.49 centimeters of rain, highest since July 2, 2019, when showers were 37.52 centimeters.

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