Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Wednesday, resulting in site visitors snarls and extreme waterlogging that left roads, subways, suburban rail tracks and full neighbourhoods inundated. The southwest monsoon arrived within the metropolis with a bang, whereas the MeT division issued an alert for extra downpour. The southwest monsoon has arrived two days forward of its regular date.
In the meantime, a pink alert was sounded within the Raigad district of Maharashtra, the place extraordinarily heavy showers are more likely to proceed until Friday. Since there’s a threat of landslides as a result of heavy rains, 1,139 folks from 20 villages have been shifted to safer locations, PTI reported.
In view of the IMD’s warning about heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall within the Konkan area of Maharashtra between June 11 and 15, the state authorities on Wednesday requested the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) to ship 12 groups to 5 coastal districts. The State Catastrophe Administration Authority of the state authorities requested the Commandant of the NDRF to depute the groups in Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts by June 10 afternoon.
The India Meteorogical Division issued a pink alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad, which signifies a risk of ‘Very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rain at remoted locations’.
In accordance with the India Meteorological Division (IMD), Mumbai recorded 222.2 mm rain in a span of 12 hours — 44 per cent of the month-to-month common rainfall in June (505 mm). It mentioned town will proceed to obtain extraordinarily heavy rain spells — greater than 200 mm in 24 hours — until June 13. The document for the best 24-hour spell for the month is 399 mm on June 9, 1991.
With the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) as soon as once more caught on the mistaken foot, regardless of a number of assurances, officers determined to close the important thing Andheri subway, which was among the many first to get inundated, for 4 months throughout the complete season.