Citizens across Mumbai were taken by surprise by the heavy rains which were accompanied with strong winds as they were left unprepared for Mumbai monsoon
On June 12, 2019, Mumbaikars were greeted by heavy rains and strong winds in the afternoon as Cyclone Vayu was all set to make landfall on the Gujarat coast in the early hours of June 13.
Strong winds accompanied by heavy rains swept across the city as citizens were caught unprepared. Some parts of the city such as Thane, Vashi, BKC, etc. witnessed light rains with very strong winds.
On June 12, 2019, as per the updates by IMD, Cyclone Vayu was about 290 km WSW of Mumbai
In the wake of Cyclone Vayu making landfall, the city of Mumbai witnessED light to heavy rains with winds gusting up to 70-80 kmph.
Among the suburbs, Vashi witnessed good rains in the afternoon which were accompanied by a thunderstorm.
According to Skymet weather, more part of Mumbai should expect rains as Cyclone Vayu is on abeam Mumbai. Besides Vashi, areas such as Mulund, Powai and Bandra have also witnessed rains along with neighboring areas of the city like Thane as well.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted heavy rains at isolated places across the city. However, it is unlikely to be a continuous downpour that Mumbai is known to witness during peak monsoon season.
Due to heavy rains and strong winds taking the city by surprise, two incidents were reported from across the city where one was killed and three others were injured due to monsoon mishaps.
In the quaint suburbs of Bandra, the metal sheet of a skywalk fell down near Bandra Talav on S V Road, Bandra, injuring three people in the process. The three injured were stable and undergoing treatment at Holy Family Hospital in Bandra West.
In another incident, a pedestrian was killed on Wednesday afternoon after a portion of a cladding fell on him at the bustling Churchgate railway station. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to injuries on his head and chest.
A Mumbai police constable tries to fix a huge umbrella in order to save himself from heavy rains.
A mother and her children try to get hold of a cab in order to save themselves from heavy spells of rains.
A young couple tries to hold on to each other as they were taken by surprise by the heavy showers during the day.
The Mumbai Rains are in full swing and there is one such thing that is synonymous with it - strong winds and falling trees. As Mumbai rains lashed the city, the citizens were caught unaware and had to put up a strong front. Pics/ mid-day photographers
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