Mumbai, 9th June 2021: The southwest monsoon reached Mumbai a day earlier on Wednesday, informed India Meteorological Department (IMD). The country’s financial capital and suburbs have been receiving heavy rains since morning. Waterlogging is also reported in some areas. This has also affected local train services.
While the routes of some of the BEST buses have been diverted. The Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said that a high tide of more than four meters is likely in the Arabian Sea around noon. In such a case, if the rains continue, the trouble of the people of Mumbai may increase. It has been raining in the city since Tuesday night.
Dr Jayant Sarkar, Head, IMD Mumbai Office, said that the monsoon has arrived in Mumbai today. There was heavy rain with thunder in the morning in many parts of the city and suburbs.
According to the IMD, Colaba received 77.4 mm of rain, while Santacruz received 59.6 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. Earlier on Monday, the IMD had issued a warning of heavy rains for four days from June 9 to 12 in all districts of the Konkan, including the Mumbai metropolitan areas.
The island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs received 48.49 mm, 66.99 mm and 48.99 mm of rain, respectively, in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Wednesday, according to BMC.
A BMC official said a high tide of 4.16 meters is expected around noon. The IMD has forecast cloudy weather with moderate rains and thunder in the city. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also expected at different places. The IMD had on Saturday confirmed the arrival of the southwest monsoon in Maharashtra.
After heavy rains in Mumbai, roads have been flooded in many places. Traffic has been jammed in different parts of the city. The railway track between Sion railway station and GTB Nagar railway station has been flooded. Mumbai local train services between Kurla and CSMT have been suspended as a precaution. Services will be restored as soon as the water recedes.
Central Railway CPRO has informed that train services on the harbour line between CSMT-Vashi have been suspended from 10.20 am due to heavy rains and waterlogging near Chunabhatti railway station. Due to waterlogging in the Sion-Kurla section, services from CSMT-Thane have been stopped on the mainline from 10.20 am.