Heavy rains lash Mumbai and adjoining areas

Heavy rains lash Mumbai and adjoining areas

Written By: / Wednesday, 09 June 2021 17:57

Weather bureau has predicted thunder showers rains in Konkan belt for the next three days
IT Correspondent
Mumbai, June 9:

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas, with water logging seen in several parts of Mumbai and traffic disruption, even as Indian Meteorological department (IMD) marked the arrival of South West Monsoon in Maharashtra on Wednesday.
“Monsoon has arrived in Mumbai. Although usually the normal arrival date is June 10, the monsoon has arrived prior to the average arrival date,” Dr. Jayanta Sarkar, Deputy Director General (DDG), IMD Mumbai said.
According to the IMD’s predictions, heavy rains are expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, and Konkan areas from June 9 to June 12. 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.
“GOOD NEWS. Onset of SW Monsoon declared over Mumbai Thane Palghar today 9th June. Monsoon line today passing frm Valsad(Gujarat), Nagpur in Maharashtra & then Bhadrachalam Tuni. Conditions favourable for onset of monsoon in remaining parts of Maharashtra in nxt 2,3 days,” the IMD’s head SID, Climate Research & Services at Pune, K S Hosalikar, tweeted.
A high tide of 4.22 meters hit the Mumbai coast at about 11:50 am on Wednesday. Since Mumbai is located at the coastal edge facing the Arabia sea, the high tide timings were keenly observed. Fishermen have been advised not to venture near the sea from June 9-June 12.
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.
Due to heavy rains in Suburbs and waterlogging at Chunabatti and between Sion- Kurla section, as a precautionary measure, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Thane main line services were suspended from 10.20 am onwards and CSMT-Mankhurd harbour line services were suspended from 11.10 am. The Trans-Harbour and BSU (Uran) services were running smoothly. Also Shuttle services between Thane and Karjat/Kasara and Mankhurd-Panvel are were running.
There was water-logging between Sion and Chunabhatti stations on the Central Railway (CR) route. The local train services were initially suspended on the CR’s main line between CSMT and Kurla from 9.50 am. Later, the train services were suspended between CSMT and Thane (main line), and between CSMT and Vashi (Harbour line) from 10.20 am, CR’s CPRO Shivaji Sutar said. “Services on the Trans-Harbour line and BSU (Uran) lines are running smoothly. Also, shuttle services from Thane to Karjat/Kasara and Vashi-Panvel are running,” he added.
Some of the long distance trains on Central Railway were rescheduled. The 02362 CSMT-Asansol Special trains was rescheduled at 1430 hrs against scheduled time of 1105 hrs. Similarly the 02598 CSMT-Gorakhpur Special was rescheduled at 1530 hrs against scheduled time of 1330 hrs. There was no disruption on the Western Railway route and its local train services were running normal, WR’s CPRO Sumit Thakur said.

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