Mumbai, Jun 2: Mumbai witnessed heavy pre-monsoon rains on Saturday evening. Residents got relief from the sweltering hot and humid Mumbai weather condition as showers accompanied with lightning and thunderstorm hit the city bringing temperature down by several notches. Traffic jam and water logging were also reported in several areas due to Mumbai rains. People were left in a lurch as local train services were reportedly hit due to the downpour. Meanwhile, in Bhandup West’s, three people, including a minor, were electrocuted. (ALSO READ – Dust Storm, Thunderstorm Likely to Hit Delhi Today)
In Western Suburb area, heavy showers drenched Vileparle, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Juhu, Goregaon, Malad, Oshiwara, Kandivali, Borivali, Mira Road, Dahisar and Bhayander whereas, Vikhroli, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vidyavihar, Mulund and Bhandup areas under Eastern Suburb received the rainfall.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an advisory predicting thunderstorm accompanied with lightning, gusty winds and rain at isolated places in Thane district during next 4 hours.
Twitter on Saturday was flooded with photos and videos of Mumbai rains.
Maharashtra has been recording scattered light to moderate rain for the past few days, Skymet Weather reported. “In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday, Pune recorded 25.3 mm of rain. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz observatory of Mumbai recorded mere rain of 0.3 mm. In the same span of time, Nanded in Maharashtra recorded 21 mm of rain, Sangli 28.5 mm, Vengurla 30.4 mm, Parbhani 11.6 mm, Mahabaleshwar 13.6 mm, Chandrapur 32 mm, Akola 15.2 mm, Amravati 11.2 mm, Beed 14.2 mm and Buldhana 10 mm of rains,” it said.
The agency also predicted that light to moderate rain will continue to affect Pune, and South Madhya Maharashtra. “These on and off light rain will continue until June 6 however, from June 7 onward, the intensity of showers is expected to increase,” it said.
The intensity of showers is expected to remain light with one or two moderate spells until June 8. Thereafter, rain intensity is also likely to increase over Mumbai, Skymet said.