Mumbai city received heavy rain with a deficit in the first month of the monsoon season. The monsoon arrived late and caused flooding and traffic congestion.
Mumbai and Thane districts are under a yellow alert till Thursday, while Palghar and Raigad districts face an orange alert. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) declared Monsoon arrival in the city June 25, following which, it saw heavy flooding, building collapses, and traffic congestion.
“Rainfall intensity will gradually increase over parts of Maharashtra during the next 4-5 days. Indication of expected severe weather in the next 5 days, ” said Regional Meteorological Centre on June 25.
Are the local trains running on schedule?
As of now, there is no disruption in the local train services. All trains on the Western and Central railway corridors and Harbour line are running smoothly.
Heavy rains in Mumbai
After a delayed monsoon, Mumbai is witnessing a harrowing time owing to heavy rains. Over the weekend, the Andheri subway in Mumbai was closed for vehicular movements after waterlogging was triggered by heavy rainfall. The traffic was diverted towards the Swami Vivekananda road.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also posted several videos of waterlogging caused due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai.
According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai city received 104 mm of rain and eastern suburbs and western suburbs received 123 mm and 139 mm of rain. The city faced a significant rainfall deficit in the first month of the season. Normally, the monsoon officially begins in Mumbai around June 10 or 11.
Skymet weather agency had said that monsoon is expected to arrive in Mumbai by June 27. The weather tracking agency predicted that Mumbai can witness one of the most delayed monsoons this year. Its arrival date will coincide with the earlier record date of June 27. Skymet predicted heavy rainfall for 2-3 days beginning on 27 June and lasting till end of the month.
The Mumbai-Indore Avantika Express was recently been in the spotlight on social media due to a video that has garnered considerable attention. The video captured an unfortunate incident where rainwater seeped through a two-tier coach, specifically through the air conditioning vents, resulting in discomfort and inconvenience for the passengers onboard. The incident, which reportedly occurred on Saturday, prompted railway staff to clean the floor as the water from the vents filled the passage way.
This repeated leakage of water within the coach has, thus, sparked a significant online outcry, with users expressing their discontent towards the Indian Rail Services.
Mumbai Rain: Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall Likely at Isolated Places
Moderate rain in Mumbai and suburbs are expected today. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places.
High Tide: 1904hrs (3.48 mtr) June 29: 0848hrs (3.54mtr)
Average Rainfall between 8 am of June 27 to 8 am of June 28:
Mumbai city: 7mm Eastern Suburbs: 28mm Western Suburbs: 29mm