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Twitterati warn of flood threat as Mumbai rejoices over 1st rains of the season

Sahil Bhalla | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

vPre-monsoon showers. It's a tease. It's a preview of what's to come. Nonetheless, the people of Mumbai (or Bombay, as some still like to call it) are enjoying it to the fullest.

As Skymet Weather (http://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/monsoon-rains-continue-to-mar-west-coast-inches-closer-to-mumbai/#sthash.DcYSjpuY.dpuf) said on 11 June, "Mumbai rains have finally commenced on Saturday morning, marking an end to the prolonged dry spell. City has been witnessing light rain and thundershowers since early morning hours, which are likely to continue for at least next 2-3 hours.

"As reiterated by Skymet Weather, the cyclonic circulation prevailing in Arabian Sea off Karnataka and Goa coast has shifted slightly northwards along the coast. This has led to the development of a convective clouds over South Mumbai, leading to rain and thundershowers.

"As per the weathermen, rains are expected to continue for next few hours, stopping thereafter. Another spell of rain is likely over the city again during the late afternoon or evening hours.

"Further, we can expect these rains to continue for next 24 to 48 hours with increasing intensity as Monsoon 2016 is around the corner."


Naturally, the first rainfall of the season is something to be celebrated. It's an event that needs to be shared with the world via the various social networks that one is a part of. It's a time when Mumbaikers can sit back, relax and make fun of the citizens of Delhi, for having to deal with the heat and the humidity.

A Mumbai resident, by the name of Akhri Pasta, summed up in under 140-characters, just what the first rains mean to them:

Then there was the welcoming:

And this, of course:

Some though, aren't happy though with the onest of rains:

One person, just has no faith in the Met Department:

Here's a vintage photo from the 70s that is sure to get you into the mood:

Whether you like the rains or not, one can't deny that they bring a certain charm to a city, and at the end of the day, they do cool the place down. Here's a look at how the micro-blogging site Twitter and photo sharing site Instagram saw the first rains:

There is always. that one Delhi hopeful, out there:

First published: 11 June 2016, 2:44 IST
Sahil Bhalla @IMSahilBhalla

Sahil is a sports and tech correspondent on the speed news desk at Catch. A gadget freak, he loves offering free tech support to family and friends. He studied at Sarah Lawrence College, New York and worked previously for Scroll. He selectively boycotts fast food chains, worries about Arsenal, and travels whenever and wherever he can. Sahil is an unapologetic foodie and a film aficionado.