Mumbai Monsoon Rains: Several parts of the city and suburbs witnessed heavy rainfall.
With the onset of monsoon in various districts of the Konkan Kinarpatti (coastal strip), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for Mumbai on Wednesday, and a yellow alert for the next 4 days. "The Konkan Kinarpatti including Mumbai may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall for next 4 days," Shubhangi Bhute, sscientist, IMD Mumbai said.
The southwest monsoon arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday, the IMD announced as heavy rains lashed the country's financial capital and suburbs since early morning.
Water-logging was reported in some low-lying areas, while local train services - the lifeblood of the city - have been largely unaffected so far, although services from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Kurla have been suspended since 9.50 am due to waterlogging and heavy rainfall and waterlogging between Sion and Kurla.
Traffic will resume once water levels recedes, a Central Railway spokesperson told news agency ANI.
The routes of some BEST buses - the city's public transport provider - have also been diverted.
A high tide of over four metres is expected around noon in the Arabian Sea, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
"It's monsoon arrival in Mumbai today," said Dr Jayanta Sarkar, head of the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Mumbai office.
Several parts of the city and suburbs witnessed heavy rainfall along with thunder in the morning.
According to the IMD, the Colaba observatory (representative of south Mumbai) received 77.4 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory (representative of the suburbs) recorded 59.6 mm downpour in the last 24 hours.
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"Due to the inclement weather in the city earlier today, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport witnessed a total of 4 go-arounds. Operations at the airport continue as per schedule," Mumbai Airport Authorities said.
Mumbai local train services were also suspended between some stations as a precautionary measure after severe waterlogging.
Shivaji M Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway, Mumbai said that train services between Kurla and CSMT were suspended as the water was flowing over tracks between Kurla and Sion stations.
"Due to heavy rains in Suburbs and waterlogging b/w Sion- Kurla, as precautionary measures, the train services between CSMT-Kurla have been suspended from 9.50 am. Services on other sections are running," Shivaji M Sutar tweeted.
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Due to the strengthening of westerly winds along the west coast; enhanced rainfall activity with heavy falls likely to continue along the West coast including Maharashtra and Telangana during next 5 days. Isolated extremely heavy falls also very likely over Konkan and Goa during next 5 days.
Ahead of the monsoon onset, fairly widespread thunderstorm activity accompanied by frequent cloud to ground lightning is likely over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar during the next 2-3 days.
A cyclonic circulation lies over Eastcentral and adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal between 4.5 and 5.8 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a Low Pressure Area is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal an neighbourhood around 11th June, 2021. it is likely to more marked during subsequent 24 hours.
Under its influence; fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy falls very likely over most parts of East India and adjoining Central India from 10th June onwards. Isolated extremely heavy falls also very likely over Odisha on 11th and 12th; over Chhattisgarh 11th-13th; over Vidarbha 12th and 13th, June 2021.
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According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Colaba observatory (representative of south Mumbai) received 77.4 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory (representative of the suburbs) recorded 59.6 mm downpour in the last 24 hours.
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