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Rain respite for Mumbai’s western suburbs, monsoon to arrive between June 8 and June 10

Mumbai city news: The weather bureau said the monsoon is likely to touch the Konkan coast, which Mumbai is a part of, between June 8 and 10

mumbai Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:10 IST
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The BMC is gearing up for the monsoon.
The BMC is gearing up for the monsoon.(ANI )

While the monsoon is expected to arrive in Mumbai between June 8-10, the city witnessed showers in the western suburbs of Andheri, Khar and Bandra on Thursday night.

Rains have touched the Kerala coast on Tuesday, marking its entry into the Indian mainland.

The weather bureau said the monsoon is likely to touch the Konkan coast, which Mumbai is a part of, between June 8 and 10. The weather system can be plus-minus four days from the predicted dates, the weather bureau said.

The civic body is gearing up for the monsoon as well. Ahead of monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified 66 chronic flooding spots in Mumbai, most of which are in the island city.

Data reveal there are 36 chronic spots in the city, followed by the western suburbs which have 22 and eight in the eastern suburbs.

Chronic spots are where water takes longer to recede in case of heavy rain. While the number of spots had come down to 55, the BMC has added 11 more to the list after the 2015 flooding, a senior civic official said.