Photos: Monsoon arrives in Mumbai two days before onset date

  • The southwest monsoon arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday morning, two days before the onset date, with most parts of the city receiving intense showers. Most localities reported rainfall between 40 to 70mm, while Navi Mumbai reportedly received more than 120mm of rain in the 24 hours ending Wednesday morning, as per data shared by the IMD. Belapur received nearly 150mm, the highest recorded in this time. Other areas that received over 70mm of rainfall include Mumbra, Kopar Khairane, Kandivalu, Ghansoli, Mohane, Panvel, Dahisar, Malwani, Naupada and Versova. Waterlogging was reported in Hindmata, Gandhi Market in King Circle, Dadar TT, Dharavi, Govandi, Sion junction, and Behrambaug junction.
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A man makes his way across a flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai, on June 9. The southwest monsoon arrived in Mumbai on June 9 morning, with most parts of the city receiving intense showers as early as 4am, HT reported.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

A man makes his way across a flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai, on June 9. The southwest monsoon arrived in Mumbai on June 9 morning, with most parts of the city receiving intense showers as early as 4am, HT reported.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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A man takes shelter under a bridge during heavy rains in Mumbai, on June 9. According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) automatic weather station in Santacruz, 59.6mm of rainfall was recorded in the 24 hours ending 8:30am on June 9, while Colaba reported 77mm of rainfall during that period.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

A man takes shelter under a bridge during heavy rains in Mumbai, on June 9. According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) automatic weather station in Santacruz, 59.6mm of rainfall was recorded in the 24 hours ending 8:30am on June 9, while Colaba reported 77mm of rainfall during that period.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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A couple walks under an umbrella at Andheri during heavy rainfall in Mumbai, on June 8. Mumbai has so far received 185mm of cumulative rainfall in June, HT reported.(Vijay Bate / HT Photo)

A couple walks under an umbrella at Andheri during heavy rainfall in Mumbai, on June 8. Mumbai has so far received 185mm of cumulative rainfall in June, HT reported.(Vijay Bate / HT Photo)

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A man waits next to flooded railway tracks in Mumbai, on June 9. “The southwest monsoon has come in two days earlier than usual this year, as predicted by the meteorology department. There will be intense rains in Mumbai for at least a period of three to four days now, during which the total reading is quite likely to exceed 300mm, or even 350mm,” a spokesperson with the IMD’s regional forecasting centre in Mumbai told HT.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

A man waits next to flooded railway tracks in Mumbai, on June 9. “The southwest monsoon has come in two days earlier than usual this year, as predicted by the meteorology department. There will be intense rains in Mumbai for at least a period of three to four days now, during which the total reading is quite likely to exceed 300mm, or even 350mm,” a spokesperson with the IMD’s regional forecasting centre in Mumbai told HT.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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Commuters wade through a waterlogged road at Kings Circle in Mumbai, June 9. Waterlogging was reported in Hindmata, Gandhi Market in King Circle, Dadar TT, Dharavi, Govandi, Sion junction, and Behrambaug junction.(Shashank Parade / PTI)

Commuters wade through a waterlogged road at Kings Circle in Mumbai, June 9. Waterlogging was reported in Hindmata, Gandhi Market in King Circle, Dadar TT, Dharavi, Govandi, Sion junction, and Behrambaug junction.(Shashank Parade / PTI)

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Commuters make their way through the waterlogged road during heavy rain, at Kings Circle, in Mumbai, on June 9. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued a yellow warning for the city of Mumbai anticipating heavy rainfall over the weekend.(Shashank Parade / PTI)

Commuters make their way through the waterlogged road during heavy rain, at Kings Circle, in Mumbai, on June 9. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued a yellow warning for the city of Mumbai anticipating heavy rainfall over the weekend.(Shashank Parade / PTI)

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Children play near a flooded bus stop during heavy rains in Mumbai, on June 9. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, in the last 24 hours, eastern suburbs received the maximum rainfall of 65mm followed by western suburbs and island city getting 48mm of rainfall, HT reported.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

Children play near a flooded bus stop during heavy rains in Mumbai, on June 9. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, in the last 24 hours, eastern suburbs received the maximum rainfall of 65mm followed by western suburbs and island city getting 48mm of rainfall, HT reported.(Rafiq Maqbool / AP)

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A man walks on a flooded road during heavy rains in Mumbai on June 9. Independent meteorologists have forecast that Mumbai may even see 450 to 600mm of rainfall accumulated in some places during the next four days, HT reported.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

A man walks on a flooded road during heavy rains in Mumbai on June 9. Independent meteorologists have forecast that Mumbai may even see 450 to 600mm of rainfall accumulated in some places during the next four days, HT reported.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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