The southwest monsoon arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced as heavy rains lashed the country’s financial capital and suburbs since early morning.
Water-logging was reported in some low-lying areas, while local train services – the lifeblood of the city – have been largely unaffected so far, although services from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Kurla have been suspended since 9.50 am due to waterlogging and heavy rainfall and waterlogging between Sion and Kurla.
Traffic will resume once water levels recedes, a Central Railway spokesperson told news agency ANI.
The routes of some BEST buses – the city’s public transport provider – have also been diverted.
A high tide of over four metres is expected around noon in the Arabian Sea, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
“It’s monsoon arrival in Mumbai today,” said Dr Jayanta Sarkar, head of the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Mumbai office.
Several parts of the city and suburbs witnessed heavy rainfall along with thunder in the morning.
According to the IMD, the Colaba observatory (representative of south Mumbai) received 77.4 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory (representative of the suburbs) recorded 59.6 mm downpour in the last 24 hours.
Here are the live updates on Mumbai Rain:
The southwest monsoon reached Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra early Wednesday morning – a day ahead of schedule – with heavy rainfall over the state capital and nearby suburban areas leading to flooded roads and subways, and some disruption in traffic and local train services. Read Here
Due to heavy rains & waterlogging near Chunabhatti railway station, train services on Harbour line b/w CSMT- Vashi suspended from 10.20 am. On Main line due to waterlogging in Sion-Kurla section, services have been suspended from CSMT- Thane from 10.20 am: Central railway CPRO
– ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2021
The Monsoon arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday. The city received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours. The latest satellite images “looks very promising with dense clouds” over the west coast, tweeted senior weather scientist, KS Hosalikar. Read Here
The following #BEST routed have been diverted due to waterlogging in certain areas:
501,502,504,505 via Mankhurd bridge
7,10,25 via Sion main road.
181 curtailed at Antop Hill Bus Station.
5,6,7,8,21,27 via Ruia College,
Wadala bridge & Antop Hill,Wadala bridge.#MyBMCUpdates
– माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) June 9, 2021
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Colaba observatory (representative of south Mumbai) received 77.4 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory (representative of the suburbs) recorded 59.6 mm downpour in the last 24 hours.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted cloudy sky with moderate rain/ thundershowers in the city and suburbs. There is also a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
Maharashtra: Railway tracks submerged between Sion railway station & GTB Nagar railway station due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai.
– ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2021