Heavy rains lashed Mumbai Wednesday as the monsoon arrived a day ahead of schedule. After just a few hours, waterlogging was reported from low-lying areas, roads and markets were flooded and subways closed. Some trains and buses were affected.
Waterlogging has been reported from Gandhi Market area of King Circle, from Sion and the Milan subway in Vile Parle.
India Meteorological Department has warned of “moderate to intense spells of rainfall over the next three to four hours”. It has also warned of thunder and lighting at some places and a red alert in these areas.
The department said Mumbai and its suburbs will likely receive moderate to heavy rains, or thunderstorms, over the next 24 to 48 hours. Isolated places will receive heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the next two to four days.
Mumbai’s Colaba recorded 77 mm of rain in 24 hours ending at 8.30 am. Around 60 mm of rain was recorded in Santacruz in the same period.
According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai and its suburbs recorded 48.49 mm, 66.99 mm and 48.99 mm rain, respectively, in 24 hours ending 8 am.