Monsoon hits Mumbai, flights delayed, trains running late due to heavy rains

10 June 2018, 12:30 AM
LIVE | Monsoon hits Mumbai, flights diverted, trains running late
LIVE | Monsoon hits Mumbai, flights diverted, trains running late

Heavy to very heavy rains lashed Mumbai as monsoon arrived in the city, a day after its onset over Maharashtra. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted ‘really heavy rain’ in the city over the next few days and advised people to stay indoors.

The inclement weather situation disrupted flights and local train services in the city. At least two flights arriving at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai were dealyed. Trains on several routes were running 20-25 minutes late due to bad weather.

Rains accompanied with heavy winds uprooted trees and electricity poles in several parts of the city. Waterlogging was reported in low-lying several areas, including Mahim, Hindmata and Sion.

LIVE Updates:

#04:30 PM: We are suffering despite paying taxes, complains locals: As heavy rains in Mumbai leave streets water-logged, locals from Hindmata area say 'BMC should have cleaned the drains earlier since they had not done anything public are facing problems now. Even after paying taxes we are suffering. This happens every year'.

#03:40 PM: Streets water-logged in Mumbai's Andheri area: According to locals, "This has become a routine now. It is next to impossible to travel on the roads. No government has taken any action to solve this persistent problem".

#02:55 PM: IMD predicts heavy rainfall: The southwest monsoon reaches Mumbai on June 9, one day before the anticipated date of June 10. Heavy rainfall is expected till June 11: India Meteorological Department

#01:55 PM: Heavy rains to continue over next two days: We are expecting heavy rainfall to continue over Mumbai and Konkan region for the next two days. We have issued warnings of heavy rainfall to all agencies and fishermen, says Ajay Kumar, India Meteorological Department Maharashtra

#12:50 PM: Shelter schools to remain open, Navy on standby: Shelter schools will remain open at all times if there is flooding. The Navy will also be on stand-by in parts of the city where the flood is common when heavy rain, say BMC officials.

#12:45 PM: Flights diverted, trains running late: Two flights arriving at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai were diverted due to inclement weather conditions in the city. Train services on the Central Railway are running 20 minutes late. 

#12:30 PM: Water-logging in several parts of the city: Heavy rain lashes Mumbai leaving streets water-logged in several parts of the city. Visuals from Mahim area. 

#12:10 PM: Mumbai police issues advisory: You surely don’t want your vehicle & you lying like that on the road, in the rains! The roads are slippery & it’s consequence was seen this morning at Lower Parel! Thankfully no casualties. Please drive extra carefully. Decrease speed, increase cautiousness.

#11:45 AM: Rain lashes parts of Mumbai; visuals from Marine Drive.

#11:30 AM: Waterlogging in Thane: Heavy rain lashed parts of Maharashtra as monsoon hit the state. Due to rains, waterlogging reported at several places, including Mumbai and its nearby area. Pictures of water-logged streets in Thane's Kausa area.

#11:00 AM: Hello and welcome to News Nation LIVE updates on weather. Monsoon on Saturday arrived in Mumbai and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in city. People are advised to stay indoors. Stay with us for all the latest updates and alerts on Mumbai rains. 

First Published: Saturday, June 09, 2018 12:15 PM
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