New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist Ajay Kumar on Tuesday said that Monsoon is expected to reach Maharashtra and surrounding areas by tomorrow, i.e. June 6. Talking to a new agency ANI, Kumar said, “Rainfall is expected to reach by 7-8 June in Mumbai. Heavy rain will begin from June 9-10. Our department has predicted normal monsoon this year.”
Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai on Monday evening. Heavy downpour resulted in water-logging in several areas such as the Malabar Hill and Hindmata, Dharavi, Byculla, Dadar TT, Kabutarkhana at Dadar, King Circle, Nagpada, Santacruz (East) and Marol Maroshi. The slow movement of vehicles plying on road was also witnessed.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) too had issued a similar warning on Sunday. The IMD said, “Rainfall activity is likely to increase over parts of Maharashtra and Goa states from June 6, leading to advance of southwest monsoon over these areas during June 6 to June 8.”
Apart from the water logging and flooding, the rains also affected the train and flight schedules. Services of local trains were also affected and stood delayed. Flight operations were affected at the Mumbai Airport and 18 flights of various airlines were diverted.
Private weather forecasting agency, Skymet, also reported that these rains may lead to flash flood situation. People are advised to take adequate measures and precautions to avoid struggling with the situation. They are requested to check weather situation before stepping outside the house.