Monsoon has arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday prior to the arrival date as the normal arrival date of Monsoon is June 10 every year, said Deputy Director General, IMD Mumbai, Jayanta Sarkar said.
Mumbai local train services between Kurla and CSMT have been halted as water has submerged tracks between Kurla and Sion stations. The traffic was halted at 9.50 am as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident.
According to sources, traffic will resume as soon as water recedes.
The weather department has predicted a cloudy sky with moderate rain and thundershowers in the city and suburbs and a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
“Southwest Monsoon is likely to advance into more parts of Maharashtra (including Mumbai) today the 09th June and likely to advanced into more parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh; some parts of Odisha and more parts of West Bengal during the next 2 days,” the IMD said.
The IMD on Saturday last had confirmed the arrival of the southwest monsoon in Maharashtra as it reached Harnai in the coastal Ratnagiri district.
The Maharashtra capital on Tuesday received showers ranging between 20 mm to 40 mm in Colaba, Mahalaxmi and parts of Dadar area, while some weather stations in north Mumbai including Chincholi, Borivali and Dahisar received around 60 mm of rainfall in the first half of the day.
Mumbai’s Colaba observatory recorded 77 mm of rain in a 24-hour period ending 8.30 am. Around 60 mm of rain was recorded in Santacruz in the same period.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai and its eastern and western suburbs recorded 48.49 mm, 66.99 mm and 48.99 mm rain, respectively, in 24 hours ending 8 am.
Belapur recorded 168 mm of rain (152 mm in the past six hours), Chembur and Mumbai Central recorded 125 mm and 112 mm, respectively. Worli and Malvani regions recorded 105 mm each, with Kandivali, Borivali, Mumbra, Powai and Juhu receiving between 71 mm and 94 mm of rainfall.