Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department has predicted “heavy to very heavy” rains in Maharashtra, including the city and suburbs, including the Palghar and Thane regions. An IMD statement had said, “As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from June 8 with further increase on June 9, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible.” As rains hit Mumbai on Thursday, at least three flights, which included a Jet Airways flight from London were diverted. Train services in suburban areas in the city also reported delays on Thursday.
Advisory has also been issued to fishermen against venturing in the sea off the Goan and Konkan coast till June 12, Indian Express reported. The Colaba observatory had recorded mere 0.6 mm rainfall while Santacruz recorded minimal amounts of rain till 8 pm on Friday.
Here are the live updates:
1:50 pm: We are expecting heavy rainfall to continue over Mumbai and Konkan region for the next two days. We have issued warnings of heavy rainfall to all agencies and fishermen.
1:30 pm: Private airline Jet Airways issued a statement on Saturday saying that they were expecting flight delay of up to 40 minutes on departures as well a delay of 20 minutes on arrivals at the Mumbai airport. The delays were expected to last till 3 pm today, the statement read. The airline tweeted, “#9W update: Due to air traffic congestion in #Mumbai consequent to adverse weather conditions we’re expecting delays of up to 40 minutes on departures & 20 minutes on arrivals at Mumbai airport until 1500 hrs.”
1:15 pm: Netizens in Mumbai took to Twitter to document the water-logging in several parts of the city after the heavy downpour in the day.