Heavy Rain Alert For Mumbai, Monsoon To Hit On Thursday

Rain may start in Mumbai on Thursday. It is set to increase over the weekend till next Monday

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Heavy Rain Alert For Mumbai, Monsoon To Hit On Thursday

Extremely heavy rainfall is expected in isolated areas of Mumbai, the weather office said


Mumbai: 

Highlights

  1. Weather office warns city will receive "really heavy rains"
  2. Southwest monsoon has hit the mainland ahead of normal schedule
  3. "Warnings should be issued now. Just stay indoors," tweeted Skymet
Mumbai is set to face heavy rain with the weatherman expecting monsoon to hit the city in 48 hours, at least three days before schedule. The weather office has predicted "really heavy rains" that will "affect normal life" in Mumbai beginning Thursday.

It has been raining intermittently in the city since Saturday but after the start of the monsoon, the rain is likely to become heavier over the weekend till next Monday.

"Extremely heavy rainfall" is expected in parts of Mumbai, the met office has warned. 

"Sustained heavy raining coming for a week starting on the 6th of June. (June) 8/9/10 can be extremely heavy. Warnings should be issued now. Just stay indoors," Skymet CEO Jatin Singh said on Twitter.

According to Skymet, a "cyclonic circulation" is forming over Konkan and Goa and it will gradually move north along the Maharashtra coast.

On Saturday and yesterday, much of the city received moderate to heavy rain in what was described as "pre-monsoon showers".

The rain, which struck the financial capital along with thunder and lightning, affected trains and flights, caused massive traffic jams and left some neighbourhoods without electricity.

Each year, the season portends a nightmare for the citizens of Mumbai, since rain floods the city and chokes up major roads.

The southwest monsoon hit the country's south tip ahead of schedule this year and reached Kerala on May 29 instead of the usual June 1.


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