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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The weather department added that during the next 2 days, monsoon is expected to advance.
  • Mumbai police issued an advisory for commuters to avoid some areas due to water-logging.
  • Colaba and Santacruz of Mumbai recorded 65.4 mm and 50.4 mm of rainfall respectively on Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:30 am on Wednesday.

Today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the southwest monsoon set in over multiple parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. The local train services are disrupted in the financial capital of India as it is experiencing water-logging due to heavy rains. Mumbai’s Andheri Subway is closed due to severe water-logging.

The weather department added that during the next 2 days, monsoon is expected to advance into more parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, more parts of West Bengal and some parts of Odisha. Deputy director general (DDG) of IMD Mumbai, Dr Jayanta Sarkar said, “Monsoon has arrived in Mumbai. Normal arrival date is June 10 every year, so it has arrived prior to the average arrival date.”

According to the weather department, there will be cloudy sky with moderate rain or thundershowers in Mumbai and suburbs and at isolated places, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall. Colaba and Santacruz of Mumbai recorded 65.4 mm and 50.4 mm of rainfall respectively on Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:30 am on Wednesday.

Mumbai police issued an advisory for commuters to avoid some areas due to water-logging, such as Netaji Palkar Chowk, SV Road Baherambaug Junction, Sakkar Panchayat Chowk, Neelam Junction, Govandi, Hindamata Junction, Iqbal Kamani Junction, Dharavi Restaurant, Dharavi, Sion Junction and King Circle.

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