Incessant rainfall in Mumbai overnight has thrown life completely out of gear with suburban Malad (west) recording the highest amount of shower. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the area received 110.80 mm of rain between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Sunday. Powai, with 77.80 mm of rainfall, and Mulund (west), with 76 mm rainfall, during the same period stood second and third respectively, the IMD further said. Coastal areas of the city like Colaba, Mazgaon and Worli received less rainfall in comparison.
The IMD explained, "Synoptic analysis indicates that the offshore trough at mean sea level runs from south Gujarat coast to Kerala coast. A cyclonic circulation lies over south Konkan and its neighbourhood and another cyclonic circulation lies over north Konkan and adjoining south Gujarat."
Mumbai rain : As it happened
1:17 pm: In Mumbai, a huge part of a compound caved-in at Antop Hill area in Wadala. Around 15 cars were damaged with some vehicles getting buried under the debris.
12:53 pm: In another incident, a 65-feet compound wall of a housing complex in Thane city collapsed this morning, crushing two cars and another vehicle.
12:30 pm: A 13-year-old boy was killed and his parents were injured when an adjacent wall collapsed on their house at Wadol village in Ambernath taluka of Thane around 2.15 am today.
12:00 pm: Two persons were killed last evening when a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema in south Mumbai.
11:30 am Traffic moving at a snail's pace in Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway
9: 58 am A wall collapsed at Antop Hill, Mumbai. No casualties reported
9:50 am Tracks at Sion, Thane stations on the Central Railway line are waterlogged
9:14 am Due to heavy rainfall between Thane and Byculla stations, trains on Up and Down lines running late by 15-20 minutes
8:50 am Colaba recorded 90 mm & Santacruz recorded 195 mm of rain at 5.30 am; Heavy to very heavy rain to continue: Indian Meteorological Department
8:39 am Total rainfall in Mumbai city last 24 hours--City 96, Eastern suburb 122 mm & Western suburb 141 mm
7:45 am The intensity of rainfall is expected to decrease on Monday and only South Gujarat, Konkan and Goa may experience isolated heavy rainfall: IMD official
7:40 am Local trains running with a slight delay of 5-7 minutes
7:35 am Water accumulation at Sion due to continuous rain
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Meanwhile, in a big relief for the Delhiites who are reeling under heat-wave-like conditions, the IMD on Sunday predicted that monsoon will hit the national capital anytime between June 29 to July 1.
According to the IMD and the private weather forecasting agency Skymet, Delhi will see arrival of monsoon on-time while the rainfall in Long Period Average (LPA) is not yet clear.
The monsoon's course had been subdued for over a week. However, from Sunday, it has revived and started moving towards the north, weather analysts said.
(With inputs from agencies)