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Since last two days there has been constant rainfall in many parts of mumbai.
Parts of Mulund, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Dadar and Parel recieved a significant downpour. The rains caused waterlogging at many parts of the city and especially in low lying areas. Parts of Khar, Sion and Worli witnessed significant accumulation of rain water.
Inspite of heavy rain in south Mumbai and suburbs, Western Railway’s suburban services are running normal, said a spokesperson.
There is a certain criteria set by IMD before they declare the onset of monsoons over a particular region namely wind direction which needs to be south west and the district/city should record two days of continuous showers.
Heavy rains struck Mumbai this morning and are set to continue for a few days. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast “heavy to very heavy” rains in the city on June 9 and in Maharashtra in general June 7-11. The rains have already caused waterlogging in many parts of Mumbai, especially in low lying areas. Possibility of flooding is also high.
Due to heavy rainfall in the city Local trains services are affected, many trains are delayed.
Many Flights are also delayed because of constant rain showers since last two days.
BMC cancels officers’ weekly offs
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Thursday, cancelled the weekly Saturday and Sunday offs for its officers after heavy rain warnings were issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Heavy rains lashed the city on Thursday, leaving several vicinities waterlogged, including the Hindmata area near Dadar. Waterlogged streets have also caused for hampered traffic mobility in the city.