Heavy rainfall lashes in Mumbai as monsoon arrives two days ahead

The monsoon has arrived in Mumbai two days ahead of its onset date on Wednesday. The city received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.

India Meteorogical Department (IMD) Mumbai Deputy Director General Dr Jayanta Sarkar said “Monsoon has arrived in Mumbai today, the normal arrival date is 10th June every year so it has arrived prior to the average arrival date.”

IMD has issued an Orange alert for the capital for several places including Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai and Raigad. As per IMD, these areas are likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied by lighting and moderate to intense rainfall at isolated places.

Water logging was reported in several areas, including Sion, Gandhi market,Hindmata,  Kurla, Chunabhatti, Mankhurd, Antop hill and King Circle areas. Traffic is diverted from these routes.

Due to waterlogging on tracks near Chunabhatti station, Harbour line local services were suspended at 10.20 am.