Monsoon season was taken advance route over Maharashtra, heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai city and other suburban areas including Thane on Wednesday.
The financial capital of the country has been seeing rains from Tuesday night, but the India Meteorological Department termed them as pre-monsoon showers. The IMD issued a warning of a heavy downpour for Mumbai and adjoining areas from June 9 to 13. Shubhangi Bhute, director of the Regional Meteorological Centre issued alert saying ‘There are indications of southwest monsoon's arrival in Mumbai on Wednesday,’ on Tuesday evening. Many people on social media shared pictures and welcomed the monsoon in Maharashtra.
Earlier on Saturday, IMD confirmed the arrival of the south-west monsoon in Maharashtra. But, despite favourable conditions, the monsoon was just not progressing to Mumbai. Then, on Tuesday, the city received showers ranging between 20 mm to 40 mm in Colaba, Mahalaxmi and parts of Dadar area, while some weather stations in north Mumbai including Chincholi, Borivali and Dahisar.