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Rains have arrived in Mumbai, confirms IMD

Yesterday’s sporadic showers not only brought temporary relief to the city from the scorching sun, but also the relief that monsoon has finally arrived

After braving the sweltering heat for the last 45 days, yesterday’s sporadic showers brought in some much needed relief for the weather-beaten Mumbaikars. Speaking to mid-day, IMD director (Mumbai) V K Rajeev said, “The monsoon has advanced and reached South Gujarat and covered Mumbai on Sunday.

Yesterday’s showers brought down the mercury levelYesterday’s showers brought down the mercury level

We can now expect regular showers, along with a slight dip in the temperature.” While most regions Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nagpur, among others, witnessed scanty rainfall till June 11, Dhule and Sangli have been experiencing downpours since the onset of monsoon.

Stark contrast
Last year, the city was crippled after heavy rains lashed it for three consecutive days starting June 16. Even the BMC advised citizens not to venture outdoors unless absolutely necessary. Besides, the downpour disrupted almost all the services on the Central line.

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