Photos: Mumbai witnesses unseasonal rains in March

Updated: Mar 16, 2016, 14:49 IST
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    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) described the rains as neither routine nor a rare phenomenon as the forecast was for light rains in Mumbai for March 5-6, with cloudy sky. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
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    Bike-borne commuters riding on a rain-washed street in Khar. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
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    People flooded social media early in the morning by posting pictures and welcoming the showers. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
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    Unprepared for the sudden downpour, a woman runs for cover in Khar. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
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    Considering the upper air cyclonic circulation in central Pakistan and adjacent western Rajasthan region, there is a possibility that the sky will remain cloudy. Pic/Nimesh Dave
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    Speaking to mid-day, K S Hosalikar, deputy director-general (western region), IMD said that the weather is behaving as expected and while rains in March aren't a routine, they are neither very rare. Pic/Nimesh Dave
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    "We have witnessed similar rainfall in 2006-07 as well as in 2015. The changes in weather are due to the upper air cyclonic activity and light rains are expected to drench Northen-Central and Konkan region of Maharashtra. There is also a patch of cloud on Northern Maharashtra, which will result in rainfall, probably for the next two days," said Hosalikar. Pic/Nimesh Dave
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    The Disaster Management Cell of BMC said that since the rainfall was merely 2-4mm, no accidents have taken place due to the same. Pic/Nimesh Dave
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    "There is no water logging in any part of the city, neither incidents of tree falls or electricity failures have been reports," said officials, adding that the rains are pleasant news for Mumbaikars. Pic/Nimesh Dave
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    The air quality index, System of Air-quality Forecast and Research (SAFAR) also showed a healthy side of the city with 179 as the current air quality index. Pic/Nimesh Dave
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    Pic/Nimesh Dave
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    A rain-washed street in Kurla. Sayed Sameer Abedi
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    The moderate air quality, as it's mentioned, will not affect healthy people at all but would create minor issues for the already asthmatics or patients of respiratory issues or breathing difficulties. Pic/Yash Pandit
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    A cyclist rides through a wet street in Wadala. Pic/Atul Kamble
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    Mumbai witnessed unseasonal showers in 2015 as well. Pic/Atul Kamble
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    A couple of people take cover under a tree in Wadala. Pic/Atul Kamble
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    The reflection on the water in a puddle formed on the street near the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Santacruz shows vehicles passing by. Pic/Rane Ashish
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    The reflection of the Mumbai Air Traffic Control tower at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport terminal. Pic/Rane Ashish
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Unexpected rains in the wee hours of Friday took Mumbaikars by surprise. Weather officials say the rains could continue for the next two days. We take a look in pictures...

 

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