Mumbai encountered a sudden downpour on Tuesday morning resulting in falling temperatures. After a great luminous day on Monday, Mumbaikars were not foreseeing welcoming heavy showers in March.
Thane, Borivali, Dadar, Goregaon, Malad and other neighboring areas were impacted by the thundering and strong breezes of heavy rain. As per reports, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the coastal observatory at Colaba recorded 25mm of rain and the Santacruz observatory recorded 17 mm of heavy showers.
As per reports, no transport services were impacted. Bus, train and other facilities were operating from time to time. BMC has advised taking certain precautions while leaving your house as many people had to confront some difficulties.
Users took to social media and showed various opinions on the unexpected rain and in no time #mumbairain trended on Twitter as well. Videos of the unseasonal rainfall surfaced over the internet. A user posted a photo on Twitter saying “July already?”
— Amrita More 🇮🇳 (@AmritaSitar) March 21, 2023
— Sanaya (@sanaaya_88) March 21, 2023
Times of India shared a Video on Twitter showing the impact of the heavy rain.
— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) March 21, 2023
Few impacts of unseasonal rain-
- Abrupt climate change impacts our health and well-being. It is an open invitation to disease and illness.
- Unseasonal rainfall affects the air quality hence it promotes the growth of pollution, again affecting human health.
- Damage to crops and cultivation ends up in food scarcity.
- Due to the change in climate, vegetables and fruits rot faster.
IMD has previously notified us regarding the rain and maybe we can witness a few unseasonal rains within a couple of days.