Colaba received below average rainfall in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020. The largest deficit was recorded in June 2015 in Colaba. At this time, only 55.2 mm of rain was recorded during the month.
As of the third week of June, 22 out of 36 districts in the state have deficient rainfall, while eight districts have experienced severe deficit. Rainfall is in average range in only six districts. The state has recorded a deficit of 46 per cent rainfall till June 22. By the end of the third week of June, the average was 57% in Raigad, 61% in Ratnagiri, 51% in Ahmednagar, 77% in Kolhapur, 63% in Nandurbar, 60% in Nashik, 65% in Pune, 69% in Sangli and 77% in Satara. Percent rainfall deficit has been recorded. Marathwada and Vidarbha also have deficient rainfall; However, it is less than that of Konkan and Central Maharashtra. The highest deficit in Marathwada was recorded at 54 per cent in Jalna and 52 per cent in Gadchiroli in Vidarbha.
So much rain!
The average rainfall in Mumbai is expected to be 540.9 mm at Colaba and 505 mm at Santa Cruz in June. However, Colaba has received only 54 per cent of this average rainfall so far. In Santa Cruz, 36 percent of the average monthly rainfall has not yet fallen. The monthly rainfall in Santa Cruz in June, 2014 and 2020 did not reach the monthly average.