The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned rain alert, that the city could even witness flooding starting June 10 (Sunday) Southwest Monsoon gains strength. Pre-monsoon showers on Monday lashed Mumbai, causing difficulties for residents. Residents reported waterlogging, fallen trees and disruptions in flights and road transport.
Jatin Singh, CEO at Skymet Weather, posted a tweet saying, “The period between June 6th and June 12, could be the worse spell since 26 July 2005, when Mumbai recorded 900mm in a day.” even IMD also said, “”After the onset of the Monsoon, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in the areas in the next 24 hours – that is from June 8.”
According to Skymet weather, with pre monsoon shower on 3 june, recorded 26 mm moderate rain. Mumbai’s Santacruz observatory recorded 51 mm of rain, while Colaba observatory witnessed 15 mm rainfall. The intensity of rainfall will keep increasing and by June 8, a significant increase is expected. rain will be increase in coming days, said the agency in its fresh report.
The reports said, ” Heavy rain may lead to flash floods and cause traffic snarls and chaos in day-to-day life. Thus, people are advised to take adequate measures and precautions to avoid struggling with the chaotic situation.”
Meanwhile, people faces so many problems becuase of pre mansoon shower. It has affected flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. More than 15 filghts diverting and several flights were delayed. It also disrupted movement of trains on Western and Central Railways, which were reportedly running late by 15-25 minutes. At least 39 cases of tree falling were reported and traffic snarls were observed in Dharavi and Dadar TT circle.
“Mumbai, Dahanu, Thane, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg could witness heavy to very heavy rains and extremely heavy rains from 6-10 June. From 10-11 June, Surat, Valsad and adjoining districts of south Gujarat will also receive heavy to very heavy rains,” it said.