In several parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Thane received light rainfall along with thunderstorms on Tuesday morning.
Raining in Mumbai's Wadala pic/Atul Kamble
According to the India Meteorological Department official, light to moderate rainfall was reported over Mumbai and Thane and there is a possibility of intense thunderstorms in several districts of Maharashtra
IMD Mumbai issued a warning, stating, "Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and light to moderate spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad during next 3-4 hours. Take precautions while moving out."
A warning for thunderstorms and moderate rains was issued for Mumbai and Thane districts in Maharashtra by the Met department.
The Regional Meteorological Center, Mumbai tweeted. "The Westerly winds lead to moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea. Mumbai currently experiencing light to moderate rains ...mostly in the suburbs."
Westerly winds lead to moisture incursion from Arabian Sea ...mumbai currently experiencing light to moderate rains ...mostly in the suburbs... pic.twitter.com/2Tz4WqNnKm— Regional Meteorological Center,Mumbai (@RMC_Mumbai) March 21, 2023
Central Mumbai areas like Mondavi fire station, Memonwada fire station, Byculla fire station, and BMC headquarters reported 28 mm, 25 mm, 23 mm and 19 mm rainfall, respectively, as per the BMC data.
The civic body further stated that Eastern suburbs areas like Mulund, Gavanpada, and Bhandup Complex recorded 20 mm and 19 mm rainfall respectively between 6 am to 7 am and in the Western suburbs, Dahisar fire station and Chincholi fire station reported 18 mm and 14 mm rainfall, respectively.
Authorities said public transport services like railways and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) remained unaffected.
The civic body said the BEST bus operations are normal, and nowhere in the city, bus routes were changed due to rain or waterlogging.
Railway authorities said train services in the city on all three suburban corridors- main line, harbour line and western line- were running normally. "Heavy rain was reported in various sections of the Mumbai division, but trains are running smoothly," Shivaji Sutar, chief public relations officer of Central Railway said.
Netizens took to Twitter to share videos and pictures of the unseasonal rain in the city.
Heavy Rain Hits the City Early Morning Today. Date: 21.03.2023;— Kumar Ankit (@Kumar_Ankit03) March 21, 2023
Mandavi Fire Stn recorded 28mm, Memonwada Fire Stn-25
Byculla Fire Stn-23
Municipal Head Office1 & B ward Office-19
MW Ward Office & Chembur Fire Stn: 18mm
Railway is Running is Normal Till Now #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/oTmIdxFAUV
(with inputs from PTI)