Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

Updated: Jun 11, 2019, 16:41 IST
  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    Rain accompanied by heavy wind lashed several parts of Mumbai on Tuesday night, bringing the mercury down by a few notches. Heavy rain showers were witnessed in western and central suburbs and Thane, giving much-needed respite from the sultry heat. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    Mumbai and suburbs witnessed pre-monsoon showers Monday night, bringing people some respite from sweltering heat. It is the first pre-monsoon showers in the south Mumbai region, said an IMD official. Pic/Atul Kamble

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    Eastern parts of the city have already witnessed light showers and drizzle. Areas like Colaba in south Mumbai, western suburbs of Santacruz, Malad, Kandivli and Borivli along with Kurla, Ghatkopar and Vikroli also received good spells of showers, accompanied by thunder and lightning. Pic/Atul Kamble

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    Heavy to very heavy rainfall with lightning and thunder was recorded in Kharghar, Dombivli and Kalva in the evening. Lighting flashes and thunder was witnessed at Kurla and parts of Navi Mumbai. People were seen playing on the streets and getting drenched in the downpour. Pic/Atul Kamble

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    A severe thunderstorm, accompanied by lightning and heavy rains, disrupted air, road and rail traffic in Mumbai late. Movement of Mumbai's life line, suburban trains, was affected near Kopar station due to some technical issues triggered by rain. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    All flight operations were suspended at around 10 p.m. due to low visibility at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and efforts were on to resume traffic from the alternative runway. An United Air Newark-Mumbai flight was diverted to Delhi, while another 11 incoming domestic and international services were also diverted to other airports. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    A Thai Airways aircraft, while vacating the runway, hit a guard light and damaged a signage, and some debris were found on the runway. Efforts were on to clear the debris for normal operations, said airport sources. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    Rail traffic was hit on the Central Railway's harbour line near Chunabhatti due to a technical snag in the overhead pentograph, and an overhead wire tripping near Diva station, hitting normal operations. Even on Western Railway, a snag in the overhead wire at Mahim delayed services which were running around 15 minutes late. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    Road traffic was slowed down on the Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway and the arterial roads due waterlogging in some low-lying areas. There was at least one incident of tree falling on a road which further hit traffic in South Mumbai. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    There was at least one incident of tree falling on a road which further hit traffic in South Mumbai. Scores of office-goers and commuters returning home from their offices were hit badly due to the rains and stormy weather. Pic/Ashish Raje

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    Earlier on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a forecast of a thunderstorm over Mumbai, Thane and Raigad. Pic/Ashish Raje

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    Two minors were killed as a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by lightning and heavy rains, disrupted air, road and rail traffic in Mumbai late on Monday night. Two boys -- Tushar Jha (12) and Rushabh Tiwari (11) -- were electrocuted near their tenement in Poisar slums in Kandivli East. Pic/Ashish Raje

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    The Meteorological Department has warned that a cyclone may occur in the Arabian Sea near the West Coast of India between June 11 and 12, Directorate General of Information and Public Relations of Maharashtra said on Sunday. The department has asked the fishermen to avoid entering the sea during this period. Pic/Ashish Rane

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  • Mumbai Rains: City welcomes first heavy showers of monsoon

    On Sunday too there were rains and thunder in some parts of the city including Wadala, Ghatkopar, Mankhurd, Govandi, Bhandup to Mulund area. Pic/Ashish Rane

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    Mumbai would witness monsoon officially by June 16 to 17, while pre-monsoon showers are likely to occur by next week, according to Indian Meteorological Department

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People were seen playing on the streets and getting drenched in the downpour as rain accompanied by heavy wind lashed several parts of Mumbai bringing the mercury down by a few notches. Here are some photos of the first showers of Mumbai rains. All pics/mid-day photographers: Ashish Rane, Ashish Raje, Nimesh Dave, Pradeep Dhivar, Sneha Kharabe, Atul Kamble

 

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