The south-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday, the IMD announced as heavy rains lashed the country's financial capital and suburbs since early morning. Local train services from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajTerminus (CSMT) to neighbouring Thane and Vashi in Navi Mumbai were suspended due to water-logging on railway tracks. Also, routes of some BEST buses run the city civic body's transport wing were diverted. "It's monsoon arrival in Mumbai today," said Dr Jayanta Sarkar, head of the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Mumbai office. The IMD has predicted cloudy sky with moderate rain/ thundershowers in the city and suburbs. There is also a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
Mumbai Rains: Highlights
IMD predicts rain
Mumbai city and suburbs very likely to experience light to moderate spell of rainfall with possibility of occasional intense spells during next 3-4 hours: India Meteorological Department
NDRF in action
5 NDRF teams are gearing up to respond in wake of heavy rainfall alert issued by IMD in coastal districts of Maharashtra. 15 teams are being pre-positioned in coastal districts of the state: NDRF
Western Railways says trains running at restricted speed
Despite very heavy rain, traffic on all four lines continued throughout the day. Trains are running at a restricted speed of 25 kmph on down slow line in Matunga Road-Mahim section due to some waterlogging on down slow line in view of safety of train operations: Western Railway
Yellow, Red alert issued
IMD (Mumbai) scientist Shubhangi Bhute says: "Yellow and Red alert issued for some districts of Konkan Kinarpatti (coastal strip). Red alert issued for Mumbai today & Yellow alert for next 4 days. Konkan Kinarpatti including Mumbai may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall for next 4 days."
Mumbai Rains: 4 subways shut due to inundation
The first rain of this year's monsoon season in Mumbai on Wednesday caused water-logging in various parts of the city, prompting the traffic police to shut four subways and forcing motorists to abandon their vehicles on roads. The city police appealed to Mumbaikars not to step out of their homes unnecessarily, and cautioned them against travelling to some of the inundated areas. The traffic police closed Milan, Khar, Andheri and Malad subways for motorists due to water-logging at these places.
Mumbai Rains LIVE: CM Uddhav Thackeray reviews situation
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directed the administration to ensure that the accumulated rainwater is drained out at the earliest and transport resumed. Thackeray spoke to the control rooms in Mumbai and collectors of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar districts as incessant rains led to the inundation of several areas, affecting the normal life. The Chief Minister's Office said the Met department has declared the arrival of monsoon and predicted medium to very heavy rains in the next three days. Thackeray had chaired a meeting of the disaster management authority and directed authorities to be prepared to tackle any eventuality given the prediction of heavy rains.
Mumbai Locals Update: "We are not getting support from the Railways as expected on the issue of clearing railway tracks following rainfall," Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said.
Mumbai Rains Live Updates: According to the IMD, the Colaba observatory (representative of south Mumbai) received 77.4 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory (representative of the suburbs) recorded 59.6 mm downpour in the last 24 hours. As per the BMC, the island city, eastern suburbs and western suburbs recorded 48.49 mm, 66.99 mm and 48.99 mm rain, respectively, in the 24-hour period ending at 8 am on Wednesday.
Mumbai Rains Updates: Malad Subway in Mumbai waterlogged following heavy rainfall in the city.
Monsoon brings heavy showers in Mumbai: The south-west monsoon arrived in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday, the IMD announced as heavy rains lashed the country's financial capital and suburbs since early morning. The IMD has predicted cloudy sky with moderate rain/ thundershowers in the city and suburbs. There is also a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
Waterlogging in Mumbai: Waterlogging has been reported from low-lying areas including the Gandhi Market area of King Circle, from Sion and the Milan subway in Vile Parle. The routes of some BEST buses have been diverted due to flood-like situation.
Mumbai Raina LIVE Updates: The Met department has predicted heavy rainfall over parts of Mumbai and the Konkan region. Monsoon will advance further into the state today, it said.
Monsoon Rains in Mumbai: The southwest monsoon has reached Mumbai today morning. Jayanta Sarkar, chief of IMD's Mumbai office, said that Monsoon has reached a day ahead of schedule. "It's monsoon arrival in Mumbai today," Sarkar said. The rains are moving faster than expected, having reached Kerala June 3.
Mumbai Rains Live Update: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai causes traffic snarls in different parts of the city, visuals from Eastern Express Highway-Chembur.
Mumbai Rains Alert: Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai issues weather warning for the next 5 days, for Maharashtra.
Mumbai Local Trains Update: Due to heavy rains & waterlogging near Chunabhatti railway station, train services on Harbour line b/w CSMT- Vashi suspended from 10.20 am. On Main line due to waterlogging in Sion-Kurla section, services have been suspended from CSMT- Thane from 10.20 am: Central railway CPRO
Mumbai Local Trains Update: Mumbai Local train services between Kurla and CSMT halted as water is flowing over tracks between Kurla & Sion stations. Traffic stopped at 9.50 am, decision taken as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident. Traffic will resume as soon as water recedes: Central railway CPRO
Mumbai Rains Live Updates: Local services have been affected due to heavy rains. Rail tracks in the city are inundated. The authrities have suspended services between CST and Kurla.
Mumbai Rains Alert: The IMD has issued an alert of heavy rains in Mumbai till June 13. It said that the condition is favourable for Moonsoon.
Earlier on Tuesday, Mumbai received rains ranging between 20 mm to 40 mm in Colaba, Mahalaxmi and Dadar. Weather stations in Chincholi, Borivali and Dahisar received more than 60 mm of rainfall.