The southwest monsoon set in over several part of Maharashtra, leading to heavy rainfall in Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mumbai on Wednesday.
In Navi Mumbai, as per the data shared by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, the city received a total of 176.30 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Belapur received 147.80 mm rainfall while Nerul, Vashi, Khoparkhairne, and Airoli received 148.80, 68.80 mm, 50.50 mm, and 57.50 mm rain respectively. The average rain from 8.30 am on Tuesday to 8.30 am on Wednesday by NMMC was moderate 94.68 mm.
The south-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday, the 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 leading to disruption in local train services.
According to IMD, monsoon is likely to advance into more parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, some parts of Odisha and more parts of West Bengal during the next two days. “Monsoon has arrived in Mumbai. Normal arrival date is June 10 every year, so it has arrived prior to the average arrival date,” said Dr Jayanta Sarkar, deputy director general (DDG), IMD Mumbai.
Mumbai has been receiving rainfall since Tuesday night. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded rainfall in Santacruz at 50.4 mm and in Colaba at 65.4 mm.
The IMD in a tweet said that the southwest monsoon is likely to advance into more parts of Maharashtra and is likely to advance into more parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, some parts of Odisha, and more parts of West Bengal during the next two days.
Earlier on Monday, IMD warned of heavy rains during four days from June 9 to 12 in all districts in the Konkan, including the Mumbai metropolitan areas.
(With inputs from Agencies)