Heavy rainfall in Mumbai has led to a reduction of visibility to 500 meters.
Mumbai got relief from scorching heat today as rains hit the city. The weather department has predicted Monsoons to hit the city in 48 hours. Mumbai weather was hot and humid weather for the past many days. The rains are definitely a relief for. Waterlogging is a common sight in Mumbai during monsoons and it is no different this time. Traffic and flight services
have been disrupted due to the rain.
The monsoon has reached Goa and Konkan coast today as per the Met department and between June 9 and 11, Gujarat, southern Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Odisha are expected to get monsoon rain. Over the next 24 hours, conditions are favourable for further advance of the monsoon into interior parts of Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
With the India Meteorological Department or IMD predicting "heavy to very heavy" rainfall along the Maharashtra coast over this weekend, the Mumbai civic body is preparing itself to prevent and tackle monsoon-related disasters amidst inclement Mumbai weatherincluding cancelling leaves of all senior officials.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC or administration has taken a number of precautionary measures to tackle any eventuality in view of extremely heavy rainfall warning by the India IMD from June 9 to 11, a statement issued by the civic body said.
Here are the Live updates of the Mumbai rains:
Kids rejoice on flooded Mumbai streets after heavy rainfall in the city.
The met department has advised people not to step out of home on Saturday and Sunday unless necessary.
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Monsoons played truant in Mumbai today, but the build-up continued. Heavy rains since morning flooded roads, delayed trains and diverted at least one flight. Navy personnel will be posted from tonight in parts of the city to help with the operations. The met department has said these are pre-monsoon showers and the monsoon will hit sometime over the week-end. Disaster management authorities have warned about very heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours." itemprop="description
In the evening, navy personnel will be posted in Colaba, Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay, Malad for flood rescue, reported news agency Press Trust of India.
Over the weekend, rain is expected in Gujarat, Karnataka, Goa, West Bengal and Odisha. Fishermen have been asked not to venture to sea and tourists have been asked to stay away from coastal areas.
Local trains were delayed by twenty minutes. Due to power supply disruption, a few trains had to wait.
Weather forecast agency Skymet said with dense low clouds over Mumbai, visibility in the city has reduced to 500 metres. Rains will intensify in the evening and wind speed is likely to exceed 50 km per hour.
A traffic cop in Mumbai is earning praises for directing traffic while standing in heavy rain. A passerby filmed him and now that video has garnered 1.2 million views.
A person walks through a flooded road in Mumbai
A twitter user posted a video of waterlogged streets:
Waterlogged streets have also caused for hampered traffic mobility in the city. Water-logging has been reported in several areas including Malabar Hill and Hindmata, Dharavi, Byculla, Dadar TT, Kabutarkhana at Dadar, King Circle, Nagpada, Santacruz (East) and Marol Maroshi. Visual from Chakala area:
Take a look at this Tweet from another Mumbai resident who is glad to get relief from the scorching heat:
A Twitter user posted images from waterlogged Sion-Matunga:
At least nine flights of different airlines were diverted to other airports on account of congestion at Mumbai and inclement weather conditions.
The emergency helpline numbers for Mumbai are:
- BMC Disaster Management: 1916, 22694725
- Mumbai: 101 and 22620111, 23076111, 23086181, 23074923, 23076112, 23076113, FAX : 23086183
- Thane: 101 and 25391600, 25331600
- Railway Control Room: 2375 9283
- RPF Control Room: 2307 5082
- BEST (Power): 2285 6262/1244
- Ambulance Service: 102, 23079643
From a Mumbai high-rise, a Mumbai citizen tweeted a video of the heavy downpour from Navi Mumbai:
Mumbai Police has tweeted safety measures for people:
Officials equipped with walkie-talkies and flood rescue supplies have spread out across Mumbai, which suffers the most during the monsoon.
From 15th June monsoon activity will decrease. It will pick up again in the last week of June and then reach the North early July.
Mumbai monsoon should reach by Saturday, 9th June. In parts of southern Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal, monsoon should reach latest by June 11.
There is cyclonic circulation around Maharashtra coast and low pressure over Bay of Bengal. The entire peninsular region and the east will get heavy rain.
Monsoon has also hit Kerala and is likely to continue for the next five days. Fishermen have been warned that strong winds with speed reaching 35-45 km per hour gusting to 50 kmph is likely to hit the Kerala and Lakshadweep coast in the next 24 hours from 2 pm today.
The state capital recorded 45.8 mm rainfall as per the weather chart at 0830 hrs this morning, while airport received 35.5 mm rains.
Airport Director said there have been no disruptions in flight services., reported news agency PTI.
People started sharing images of the heavy rain on Twitter, most expressed relief as the mercury had soared up high. A Twitter user tweeted a picture of the Mumbai high rise:
Rain hit Mumbai around 11.30 am and the BMC has warned that the rains will likely continue for the next 24-48 hours.
Skymet Weather reported the rains reduced visibility to 500 meters, wind speed exceeded 50 kmph and there are dense clouds over the city. Skymet has also predicted that the heavy rain will last from June 8 to 11.
The BMC in a statement said, a number of precautionary measures have been taken to tackle any situation and leaves of all the senior officials, including deputy municipal commissioners and assistant commissioners have been cancelled.
The disaster management authorities have warned of very heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours.
There has been waterlogging in Dadar, Parel, Cuff Parade, Bandra, Borivali, Andheri and Bandra-Kurla Complex.
A Jet Airways flight from London to Mumbai was diverted to Ahmedabad on Thursday due to heavy rain in Mumbai, news agency ANI reported.