Waterlogging, Traffic Snarls: Heavy Rains Lash Mumbai, Adjoining Areas, IMD Warning Till June 12

Mumbai Rains

A high tide of over four meters is expected around noon in the Arabian Sea, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its adjoining areas on Wednesday officially marking the arrival of monsoons, two days before its scheduled onset date.

Waterlogging, traffic snarls, and train delays were reported in many places.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai Deputy Director-General Dr. Jayanta Sarkar told news agency ANI, “Monsoon has arrived in Mumbai today. Normal arrival date is 10th June every year so it has arrived prior to the average arrival date.”

Local train services from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to neighbouring Thane and Vashi in Navi Mumbai were suspended due to water-logging on some railway tracks, officials said.

Routes of some BEST buses run the city civic body’s transport wing were also diverted, they said.

A high tide of over four meters is expected around noon in the Arabian Sea, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

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Mumbai’s Colaba observatory recorded 77 mm of rain in a 24-hour period ending 8.30 am. Around 60 mm of rain was recorded in Santacruz in the same period. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai and its suburbs (eastern and western) recorded 48.49 mm, 66.99 mm and 48.99 mm rain, respectively, in 24 hours ending 8 am.

In Pune, rainfall is likely towards the early evening hours and could be accompanied by lightning and thunder. Presently, there is no weather system directly affecting Pune but north Maharashtra is under the influence of strong westerly winds and the presence of a cyclonic circulation over the south Gujarat region. On Wednesday, Pune will continue to experience cloudy sky conditions and there are chances of light intensity rainfall, reported The Indian Express


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