Mumbai rains Highlights: Met dept warns of extremely heavy rains over the weekend
An advisory has been issued to Mumbai citizens to stay indoors in view of the forecast. All leaves of senior civic officials were also cancelled to deal with the any possible extreme situation.Updated: Jun 09, 2018 00:00 IST
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Thursday, leaving several areas waterlogged and delaying local trains. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also forecast ‘extremely heavy rain’ between Saturday and Monday in Mumbai advising people to stay indoors.
The pre-monsoon showers caused water-logging in Dadar, Parel, Cuffe Parade, Bandra, Borivali and Andheri.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it is taking precautionary measures, and has cancelled leaves of all senior officials, including deputy municipal commissioners, assistant commissioners and heads of departments.
Tourists have also been asked to keep away from the coast while fishermen have been told to not venture into sea.
Here are the highlights:
11am: “We have declared monsoon onset over the state at 11.30am on Friday. The onset line covers parts of south Konkan, south-central Maharashtra and isolated areas of Marathwada and southern Vidarbha,” said Ajay Kumar, scientist, IMD, Mumbai.
9am: The monsoon is expected make its landing in Mumbai on Saturday. IMD has issued ‘very heavy’ to ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall warnings for the city for this weekend. “We expect rainfall activity over Mumbai to increase substantially over the next 24 hours, from Friday, allowing the setting in of the southwest monsoon,” Kumar said.