The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is gearing up to ensure smooth passage of heavy rainfalls on the next two days. As per the IMD, there are moderate to heavy monsoon showers scheduled for June 8 and June 9.

As per Skymet Weather, its Santacruz observatory has recorded 37 mm rainfall in the last three hours. The rainfall showers are predicted to continue over the city.

Hear what Mahesh Palawat, Skymet Weather’s VP-Meteorology, has to say about Mumbai rains and Mumbai monsoon.

Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) cancels leaves of its officers on Saturday and Sunday as India Meteorological Department issued warnings of heavy rainfalls in Mumbai city.

As per IMD's latest update, the monsoon is expected to reach Southern Maharashtra or Konkan region in next 24-48 hours. It is predicted to reach Mumbai city in the next 48-72 hours.

The warning for heavy rainfall still remains for June 8 & June 9. The IMD's latest update says that the intensity of rain will decrease by June 10.

Waterlogging has been reported from several areas including Bandra, Khar subway, Gandhi market and South Mumbai. Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast very heavy rainfall between June 9 and June 11.

The Mumbai Police has shared a slew of safety guidelines for the people in the city so that the experience of heavy monsoon is pleasant and safe. Read Mumbai Police's latest tweet, in context of safety during heavy rainfalls, here:

The trains running on Central line are running normally, as per the latest updates. As per Central Railway's latest reports, "Central Railway suburban trains are running normally." Read Central Railway latest tweet here:

Local trains on Western Line are running normally as per the latest reports. Western Railway's latest update reads, "Inspite of heavy rain in south Mumbai & Suburbs, Western Railway's suburban services are running normally."

Many parts of Thane and South Mumbai were lashed with intense rains and the roads were visibly waterlogged. Also, areas of Worli, Dadar, Sion, Chembur, and Khar were affected by heavy rains too.

Jet Airways 9W-117  London-Mumbai flight has been diverted to Ahmedabad airport due to heavy rain in Mumbai. It is expected to make a landing around 1 pm.

Mumbai, June 7: Mumbai city has witnessed inconsistent spells of rains in the last few days. The brief spells of showers have announced the arrival of monsoon in the island city, finally. If the weather forecast by India Meteorological Department (IMD) is anything to go by, the intensity of rains in the city and parts of Maharashtra is going to experience heavy spells of rainfall, much worse than the July 26, 2005, downpour.

As per the latest notifications from IMD, the Mumbai skyline is likely to be generally cloudy. There lies a possibility of rains or thundershowers to occur in the next 24 hours. The maximum and minimum temperature predicted by the IMD department is 34 and 27 degrees respectively. Another notification from the IMD says that the same weather conditions will prevail for the next 48 hours too.

The IMD had earlier predicted rainfall in the city and coastal regions of Maharashtra from June 7, Thursday. As per their forecast, they had predicted heavy rainfalls in the city from June 9 to June 11.

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has roped in Navy’s services, as there are heavy rainfall predictions being made by both, IMD and SkyMet Weather forecast.

Mumbai experienced the season’s first rain, on June 2, as the pre-monsoon showers lashed the city, much to the respite of the people in the city. The brief spell of rainfall in the evening was a reason for delight for many, as the downpour brought a major relief to the city inhabitants. The weather forecasts by IMD and SkyMet Weather have predicted heavy and intense rainfall in the Mumbai city and parts of Maharashtra in coming days.