Friday, July 6

Is Monsoon Fun or Tragedy???

I came to India, Pune, 5 years back. For first two year there was not so much rain. I still remember the 1st rainy day. I was at my college hostel. I had lots of fun playing with 1st rain till it stopped along with my friends. This was one way to welcome the Monsoon. One of my friends told.


Since last three years it rained pretty well during rainy season and this year it is more than enough. It has been raining day and night from last couple of weeks. There was not a single day I didn’t get wet. I am now fed up with this exhausting rain and waiting eagerly for a day for the Sun to smile. Hope so do all.


Mumbai, one Metro City of India (just around 200kms far from Pune), has been affected lot due to rain this year also. The rain that lashed Mumbai incessantly, submerging large parts of the city and bringing it to a standstill, has broken all records.


The rain that lashed Mumbai incessantly for the last 24 hours, submerging large parts of the city and bringing it to a standstill, has broken all records. From 8.30 a.m on Tuesday to the same time on Wednesday, Mumbai's suburbs recorded an unprecedented rainfall of 944.2 mm, exceeding the previous high of the world's wettest place, Cherrapunjee, which received 838.2 mm on July 12, 1910. Mumbai's highest till now, recorded more than 30 years ago on July 5, 1974, was 575.6 mm in the city (Colaba) and 375.2 mm in the suburbs (Santa Cruz), the weather bureau said.


From 8.30 a.m on Tuesday to the same time on Wednesday, Mumbai's suburbs recorded an unprecedented rainfall of 944.2 mm, exceeding the previous high of the world's wettest place, Cherrapunjee, which received 838.2 mm on July 12, 1910. Mumbai's highest till now, recorded more than 30 years ago on July 5, 1974, was 575.6 mm in the city (Colaba) and 375.2 mm in the suburbs (Santa Cruz), the weather bureau said.


The Record Breaking downpour not only made the record in mm but also took away the life of hundreds(385 till date) affecting thousands of family and caused loss of millions.


Here are the few pictures elaborating affected life in Mumbai due to rain!!



The Monsoon is initially taken as fun and relief from scorching summer. It’s now being great tragedy in daily life. Nobody can make the guess how much tragic is this Monsoon going to be. Lets pray for the God: “ Its enough now.”

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