Mumbai, June 10: After heavy rainfall was witnessed across Mumbai on Saturday, the weather forecast has also predicted similar heavy spells of showers for today. The intermittent rain or thundershowers are likely to occur in city and suburbs with heavy falls at a few places for next 24 hours as per IMD. Also, a few places its raining already. Stay tuned to Latestly for more monsoon-related updates over here.
INTERMITTENTS RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS LIKELY TO OCCUR IN CITY AND SUBURBS WITH HEAVY FALLS AT FEW PLACES.( Max/Min Temp-30/25)
— Disaster Management (@DisasterMgmtMum) June 10, 2018
Monsoon has arrived in Mumbai marking its official beginning on Saturday. While on the first day itself the island city drenched in rainwater. Several parts of the city and suburban areas were waterlogged. Those residing in the low-lying areas of Mumbai their houses saw water until knee length. On social media also netizens slammed Mumbai municipal body for lack of monsoon preparedness.
Reportedly, three people were killed on Saturday in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra's Thane and Mumbai districts. While a fisherman was struck by lightning, a woman riding pillion died after a two-wheeler hit a truck during the downpour. Furthermore, a 13-year-old girl named Drushti Mukesh Mungra died after a branch fell on her head late evening in Dahisar. Also, the Mumbai transport system -- local train services on all three routes Central, Harbour, and Western were affected. Flights were running late and roads were clogged with vehicles.
According to IMD, several parts of Mumbai and suburb recorded around 100 mm of rainfall yesterday. The civic authority also blamed heavy rainfall as the reason behind water logging in its press conference. In three hours, the Colaba observatory recorded 108 mm of rainfall in Mumbai. From 8.30 am to 11.30 pm, Colaba received 160.8 mm of rainfall and during the same time, Santacruz received 98 mm.
Moreover, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster control room said that at around 11 places waterlogging was reported, including Hindmata in Dadar, Dadar TT, Parel TT, Dharavi, Kings Circle and Sion Road no 24 where the water level was up to 1.5 feet. To help people who were stranded in the rain, around 3,000 personnel were been pressed into service.