The Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain in Mumbai and its adjoining areas in Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts for the next 48 hours. There is a possibility of 4.26 meters high tide on Thursday at 12:17 pm.
- Monsoon knocked in Mumbai on Wednesday, it rained up to 220 mm on the first day
- IMD recorded maximum rainfall of 220.6 mm in Santa Cruz till 5 pm
- The Meteorological Department expressed the possibility of heavy rain in Mumbai as well as Konkan till June 14.
Monsoon made a strong knock in Mumbai on Wednesday. Mumbai recorded a maximum of 220 mm of rain on the very first day of monsoon. IMD Mumbai recorded the highest rainfall of 220.6 mm in Santa Cruz till 5 pm on Wednesday. The BMC has recorded 102.29 mm of rain in the city, 169.67 mm in the east suburb and 137 mm in the western suburb.
According to meteorologist Mahesh Palwat, the monsoon was going to be active in Mumbai on June 10, but a day before the monsoon became active in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar. According to Palawat, a cyclonic circulation will form in the Northeast Arabian Sea on June 11 and will enter the low-pressure Vidarbha forming in the Bay of Bengal on June 13. As a result, heavy rains are likely to continue for the next few days. There is also a possibility of lightning and thunder at some places.
Next 48 hours challenging for Mumbai
The Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain in Mumbai and its adjoining areas in Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts for the next 48 hours. On Wednesday, 4.16 meters high tide came at 11:43 in the day and 4.26 meters high at 12:17 in the afternoon. The Meteorological Department has announced the arrival of 4.26 meters high tide at 12:17 pm on Thursday.
The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains in Mumbai as well as Konkan till June 14. During this time, along with rain, strong wind can also blow. Heavy rain has also been forecast in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. An alert was issued for the citizens living close to the ocean.
CM talks to district magistrates
The rain on the very first day of the monsoon alerted the government. Heavy rains lashed most parts of Maharashtra. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray interacted with the District Magistrates of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Palghar districts from the control room. After incessant rains in these areas, normal life has been affected due to water logging in many areas.
The Chief Minister’s Office said that the Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains in the next three days with the announcement of the onset of monsoon. Thackeray chaired a meeting of disaster management and asked officials to be prepared to deal with any situation arising due to heavy rains.
The rain spoiled the speed of the best buses
BEST buses are the only support for Mumbaikars as the general public is not allowed in local trains, but the torrential rains since two days spoiled BEST’s move. Since Wednesday morning, the routes of BEST buses were changed due to water logging in many areas of the city. Similarly, many buses also got damaged due to water logging.
On Wednesday, 3349 BEST buses hit the roads, but due to waterlogging, there was a technical fault in about 50 buses. During this, the video of the driver driving the bus with an umbrella in a BEST bus also went viral. Due to water leaking from the roof of the bus, the driver was forced to stretch the umbrella. On this video, the Public Relations Department of BEST said that it has been sent to Bekbe Depot and the matter is being investigated.
Passengers increased in the best
Passenger capacity was increased to 100% in all BEST buses this week. Permission has been given to seat passengers on all the seats present in the bus. Earlier only 50% of the buses were running. BEST said that on June 7, about 18 lakh passengers took the buses. However, due to rain on Wednesday, not many passengers were seen in BEST buses.