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Southwest monsoon arrives in Mumbai, heavy rainfall affects adjoining areas

by Web Desk | Published: 09 Jun 2021

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The southwest monsoon hits several regions of Maharashtra on Tuesday, confirmed the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The monsoon department added the monsoon is likely to arrive in parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha in the coming two days.
 
Dr. Jayanta Sharkar, the Deputy Director General (DDG) of IMD Mumbai, said, “Monsoon has reached Mumbai. The normal arrival date is June 10, and so it has arrived at the average arrival date.” The financial capital will witness a cloudy sky with adequate rainfall and thunderstorms, predicted the weather department. South Mumbai is witnessing heavy rainfall since Tuesday night.
 
The rainfall in several areas led to waterlogging, which caused inconvenience to the general public. In the first half of Tuesday, 60mm rainfall was recorded in North Mumbai, which included, Dahisar, Chincholi, and Borivali. The weather department had confirmed about the southwest monsoon on Saturday, but, despite all the suitable conditions, the monsoon’s progress in the areas is slow.