Heavy Rainfall and Thunderstorms Paralyze Mumbai, Traffic Disruptions Reported

Mumbai, 10th June 2024: Following heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, certain areas of Mumbai encountered waterlogging and traffic disruptions on Sunday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted further intense showers accompanied by strong winds ranging from 62-87 kmph in isolated parts of the city.

“Thunderstorms, lightning, and heavy rainfall with gusty winds reaching 62-87 kmph are anticipated in isolated locations within Mumbai, Thane, and Raigad districts over the next 3-4 hours,” stated the IMD in a communication.

Images depict vehicles stranded on waterlogged streets after the heavy downpour on Sunday.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported that the city received 55-77 millimetres of rainfall within an hour from 11 pm to 12 am on Sunday. In the same timeframe, the eastern suburbs received 28-40 millimetres of rainfall, while the western suburbs saw 48-77 millimetres.

Here are the rainfall details in millimetres from 23:00 hrs to 00:00 hrs:

– City: Britania Storm Water Pumping Station – 77; G South Ward- 73; F South Ward- 71; N. M. Joshi Marg Municipal School- 70; Worli Fire Station – 69; B Ward- 55

– Eastern Suburbs: Veena Nagar Municipal School- 40; Mitha Nagar Municipal School- 39; Mulund Fire Station- 32; Paspoli Powai Municipal School- 31; Gawanapda Fire Station- 28

– Western Suburbs: Erangal Municipal School- 79; Malad Depot- 64; Gajdarbandh Pumping Station- 59, Pali Chimbai Municipal School- 55, Supari Tank Municipal School- 54, K East- 48

Additionally, fishermen are cautioned against venturing into the waters along and off North and South Maharashtra from June 9 to June 13, due to squally weather conditions with wind speeds ranging from 45 kmph to 55 kmph, gusting up to 65 kmph.

The southwest monsoon has arrived two days earlier than its usual onset date of June 11, attributed to favourable conditions along the Maharashtra coast. It has progressed into several parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and Pune, as well as remaining parts of the central and north Arabian Sea.


According to IMD officials, Mumbai can expect thunderstorms accompanied by heavy to very heavy rainfall, with a probability of realization between 51 and 75 per cent. Neighbouring areas like Raigad and Ratnagiri are at higher risk of heavy to very heavy rainfall. A red alert has been issued for Sindhudurg and its adjacent district Kolhapur, signalling heavy to very heavy rainfall across most areas.

The IMD has issued a Yellow alert for Mumbai and surrounding areas, a Red alert for heavy rainfall in Sindhudurg, an Orange alert for Ratnagiri, and a Yellow alert for Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, and Raigad for Sunday.

Furthermore, the public is advised to take necessary precautions when venturing outside, considering the adverse weather conditions.