- IMD announces the onset of Southwest Monsoon over Mumbai and its adjoining areas
- Monsoon caused heavy rains in the country’s financial capital and its suburbs on Wednesday morning.
- IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, warns of heavy rain
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced the onset of Southwest Monsoon on Wednesday in Mumbai and its adjoining areas. Due to the monsoon, heavy rains lashed the country’s financial capital and its suburbs in the morning. This led to waterlogging at many places and disrupted local train services.
IMD Mumbai said in its forecast at 2.30 pm that as per the latest satellite data, moderate to heavy rains (two-three cm per hour) are likely over Mumbai city and suburbs in the next three-four days. There is also a possibility of lightning and thunder at some places. Local train services from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal (CSMT) to neighboring Thane and Vashi in Navi Mumbai have been suspended as some railway tracks were submerged due to waterlogging, officials said. . He said that the route of some BEST buses has also been changed.
During this in Colaba in Mumbai 32.2 mm. rain recorded
According to the IMD, western suburb Santa Cruz received 164.8 mm of rain in the six hours from 8:30 am to 2.30 pm, while Colaba in south Mumbai received 32.2 mm. Rain was recorded. India Meteorological Department (IMD) Head of Mumbai Office Dr. Jayant Sarkar said that Monsoon has knocked in Mumbai today. Good news, tweeted KS Hosalikar, head of climate research and services at IMD’s SID, Pune. The Southwest Monsoon has been announced to knock on Mumbai-Thane-Palghar today, June 9.
Monsoon passing through these places
Today Monsoon is passing through Valsad in Gujarat, Nagpur in Maharashtra and then Bhadrachalam Tuni. Conditions are favorable for the onset of Monsoon over the rest of Maharashtra in the next two-three days. Local train services were disrupted here due to the first heavy rain of this monsoon. Water logging has occurred between Sion and Chunabhatti stations of Central Railway (CR). Local train services on CR main line between CSMT and Kurla were suspended at 9.50 am.
Local train services normal
Later, train services on CSMT and Thane (Main Line) and CSMT and Vashi (Harbour Line) were suspended from 10.20 am, Central Railway Chief Spokesperson Shivaji Sutar said. He said that trains are running smoothly on Trans-Harbour Line and BSU Lines. Shuttle services are also running from Thane to Karjat/Kasara and Vashi-Panvel. Western Railway Chief Spokesperson Sumit Thakur said that there is no obstruction on the Western Railway route and its local train services are normal. He informed that water pumps are being used to deal with water logging.
CM Uddhav gave necessary instructions
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the administration to ensure that the collected rain water is drained out at the earliest and transport services are restored. Thackeray spoke to the control room in Mumbai and the district magistrates of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar districts. The torrential rains have inundated many areas, bringing life to a standstill. Earlier, the IMD had issued a red alert for Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts predicting thunderstorm accompanied with lightning/gusty winds and very heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places.
Orange alert issued for next four days
It also issued an orange alert for the next four days for various districts of the Konkan region, including Mumbai. The IMD said that heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at some places in the districts of Konkan region during the days of Orange Alert. It also issued an orange alert for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts in western Maharashtra on Saturday and Sunday and an orange alert for Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli districts in Vidarbha region on Sunday. The IMD had confirmed the onset of Southwest Monsoon over Maharashtra on Saturday. Monsoon had reached Harnai in Coastal Ratnagiri district.