Mumbai is likely to receive only a few spells of rainfall and there will be no increase in showers in the coming days. “Monsoon current has slightly weakened, and we have also removed heavy rainfall warning,” said Ajay Kumar of India Meteorological Department (IMD). On Saturday, heavy rain lashed Mumbai as Monsoon proceeded further towards central parts of Maharashtra and other regions. IMD had issued an alert for heavy rains in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.
Water-logging was reported from several areas after Saturday morning's downpour in Mumbai. Local rail services and air traffic were also hit.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken several measures to ensure the citizens are not troubled by the incessant rains in the city. The civic agency has cancelled weekends leaves of all its officials in view of the rain alert and tackle any emergency.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) declared the onset of the monsoon over Mumbai, the adjoining Thane-Konkan areas, Ahmednagar, Parbhani and other parts of Maharashtra.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Deputy Municipal Commissioner Kishore Kshirsagar had told reporters that areas like Hindmata, Dharavi and Parel received more than 100mm of rainfall, resulting in water-logging.
He had said the civic administration had undertaken road repair works at 120 places, adding that there was no water-logging on Andheri-Kurla Road, Santacruz, Oberoi Mall and Lokhandwala Circle in the suburban part of the city.
In its forecast, the IMD had forecast thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds at many places and heavy rainfall at isolated places, till Sunday.
Last week, the weather agencies had predicted heavy showers in the financial capital of the country between June 6 to 12, the worst spell since 26 July 2005, when Mumbai recorded 900 mm in a day.