Mumbai: Rain Disrupts Life, City To Get Heavy Rainfall In Next Two Days

| June 7 , 2018 , 14:55 IST

Mumbai has been witnessing heavy pre-monsoon showers for the past two days. As per Skymet Weather and Indian Meteorological Department, the financial capital will see heavy to very heavy rains this weekend with Monsoon finally descending on the city on Thursday.

Heavy rains in the last two days have disrupted the transport in the city. The showers on Monday disrupted the operation of flights at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. 18 flights were diverted and several flights were delayed. The Western and Central Railways were also running 15-25 minute late.

Jatin Singh, CEO, Skymet Weather in a tweet said that “The period between 6th and 12th June could be the worst period since 26 July 2005, when Mumbai recorded 900mm in a day.

The weather department has asked the citizens to stay indoors as much as possible on these days. “The southwest monsoon has now reached parts of Karnataka, and is gradually moving towards the Konkan coast”, an IMD official said. They further added, “The conditions appear favourable for between June 9 and 10.”

BMC says it is geared up for heavy rains in Mumbai. Three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will be appointed at three fire stations with flood rescue equipments.

Bombay Municipal Corporation has cancelled Saturday and Sunday weekend-offs of its officials after heavy rain warnings issued by India Meteorological Dept.

The rains and bad weather conditions may strike the city with thunder and lightning may lead to massive traffic jams and affect the electricity supply.