South Western Monsoon: Due to monsoon, heavy rains lashed the country’s financial capital and its suburbs in the morning, affecting normal life. Due to heavy rains, the city was waterlogged at many places.
Mumbai. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Mumbai today. At the same time, an orange alert has been issued for the next 4-5 days. The South-West monsoon has knocked in Mumbai and its surrounding areas on Wednesday. Due to the monsoon, heavy rains lashed the country’s financial capital and its suburbs in the morning, affecting normal life. Due to heavy rains, the city was waterlogged at many places. Local train services from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal (CSMT) to Vashi in neighboring Thane and Navi Mumbai have been suspended after some railway tracks were submerged due to waterlogging. The route of some BEST buses has also been changed due to rain.
The head of the Mumbai office of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr. Jayant Sarkar said, “Monsoon has knocked in Mumbai today.” Higher waves are likely to rise. KS Hosalikar, head of climate research and services at IMD’s SID, Pune tweeted, “Good news. The Southwest Monsoon has been announced to knock on Mumbai-Thane-Palghar today, June 9. Monsoon is passing through Valsad in Gujarat, Nagpur in Maharashtra and then Bhadrachalam Tuni. Conditions are favorable for the arrival of monsoon in the rest of Maharashtra in the next two-three days.
Heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms occurred in many parts of the city and suburbs in the morning. According to the IMD, the Colaba observatory, representing South Mumbai, recorded 77.4 mm of rain in the last 24 hours while the Santa Cruz observatory (suburbs) recorded 59.6 mm. Rain was recorded.
According to the BMC, the city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 48.49 mm, 66.99 mm and 48.99 mm respectively in the period of 24 hours till 8 am on Wednesday.
Rain was recorded.
A BMC official said that 4.16 meters high waves are likely to rise at 11.43 am. IMD has forecast partly cloudy sky with moderate rain in Mumbai and suburbs. Heavy to very heavy rain is likely at some places.