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Alert! Monsoon arrive in Mumbai by Thursday, heavy rain forecast; city to witness worse spell than 26 July, claims Skymet weather

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 June 2018, 16:37 IST

Monsoon has knocked the door of the Mumbai and the city is set to face heavy rain for the next 3-4 days. However, Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rains and thunder before the monsoon as pre-monsoon rains for the last two days. The heavy rains have disrupted the operations of the local trains in the city and flights. The weather office has predicted, "really heavy rains" that will "affect normal life" in Mumbai beginning Thursday. While the Skymet weather predicts something worst.

As per reports, the weather predicting agency has warned the financial capital of the country could see much more rains between June 6 to 12, which could be the worse spell since 26 July 2005, when Mumbai recorded 900mm in a day.

As per Skymet Weather, the reason for these rains can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation that was persisting over South Konkan and Goa region. "As the system is still prevailing, we expect Mumbai to continue to record some more good rains today as well," added Skymet Weather in an article on its website.

"The intensity of rains would keep on increasing over Mumbai and by June 8, we expect a significant increase in the rains leading to few heavy to very heavy spells. These heavy rains may lead to flash floods and may cause traffic snarls and chaos in the day to day life. Thus, people are advised to take adequate measures and precautions to avoid struggling with the chaotic situation."

"Sustained heavy raining coming for a week starting on the 6th of June. (June) 8/9/10 can be extremely heavy. Warnings should be issued now. Just stay indoors," Skymet CEO Jatin Singh said on Twitter.

"These spells would, in turn, be responsible for triggering the arrival of Southwest Monsoon which is anticipated by June 8," it added.

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First published: 5 June 2018, 16:36 IST
 
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