Mumbai experienced a chaotic weather this morning, as it was bashed with rainfall, that disturbed the daily lives of people, as it interfered with the local trains on Central and Harbor lines and also overflowed low areas like roads, which made it difficult for people to transverse to places. Indian Meteorological Department has already predicted that the city is going to experience heavy rainfall between June 9 and June 12. It has also advised people to stay in their homes, and not to venture outside in the worsening weather. Monsoon has already reached Goa and is going to reach Mumbai in two-three days.
The BMC has already cancelled the Sunday and Saturday offs of its officers. As always, heavy rain severely affected the functioning of the Central line as it was delayed by 20 minutes. The trains on Harbour lines were delayed by 15 minutes. 10 airplane flights had to be diverted because of the air traffic congestion.
Malabar Hill, Dharavi, Byculla, Dadar TT, Kabutarkhana at Dadar, King Circle, Nagpada, Santacruz (East) and Marol Maroshi all expriecnesd water logging, and people were seen trying, with difficulty, to travel to their destinations as the rain still lashed over their heads. Traffic also got worse as the day went on.
IMD has already released an advisory in relation to the rainfalls, which reads, “Active to vigorous monsoon conditions are likely to prevail, leading to persistent very heavy rainfall along the west coast, especially between June 10 and 11. In view of intense rainfall forecast, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for weather updates from Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai.”
Many have also shared pictures and videos of the rain on Twitter, and it shows that the rain has been falling unsparingly for hours, and has severely clogged road and passages for people.