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Rain spell: city close to all-time high

Mumbai has recorded its third-highest rainfall for September since 1954, at 844.7 mm. Another spell of heavy rainfall in the remaining two weeks of the month can help it break the all-time record of 920 mm in 1954.

This year’s monsoon has broken various records in July and August. The Hindu reported recently that the monsoon has crossed the 3,000 mm mark, which had last happened in 2011. So far, Mumbai’s total rainfall is at 3398.6 mm, 135.19% of the annual average. On this day last year, Mumbai had received only 87.65% of ...

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