Monsoon Arrives in Mumbai

Pics by Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai

Mumbai, Jun 14 (IANS): With the onset of monsoon, Mumbai received over 20 mm of rainfall on Monday that led to water clogging in various parts, with the weatherman forecasting more rain over the next few days.

Mumbai on Monday registered average rainfall of 20.12 mm in the city and 24.5 mm in the suburbs, said officials from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

"The multi-layered clouds formed in the sky from the past two days will result in thundershowers throughout the city for the next few days," said RV Sharma, deputy director-general, India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai.

With most parts of the city including Dadar, Goregaon, Malad and Borivli already facing water logging issues, residents questioned as to what will happen in the days to come.

"This is just day one of proper rain. If the roads are water logged up to two feet, what is going to happen if it rains constantly," questioned Khantil Shah, a resident of suburban Borivli.

A weather official from IMD Pune said: "The monsoon moved slowly till Thursday. But it covered a good distance soon after. Thundershowers are likely to occur over Konkan and Goa over the next few days."

Marathwada and Vidarbha will have to wait a bit longer for the rains.

"It will still take two to three days for the rain to progress to these areas," said the IMD official.

However, there were scattered instances of heavy rainfall in parts of Vidarbha and north Maharashtra in the last 24 hours.

The municipal commissioner of Mumbai has warned of heavy rain over the next few days, as has the weather department on the high tides in the Arabian Sea.

"People are strongly advised against going near the beach during the high tide," said an official from the met office.

Maharashtra has seen around 20 deaths in rains during the last 48 hours.


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  • Nandan Balwalli, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 22 2010

    I was an Industrial Photographer myself...but I always appreciate outdoor on the scene pictures,,excellent work. Presently I am in US..I miss the Mumbai Rains.

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  • P. Venkatraman, Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 28 2021

    Mr Nandan Balwalli,

    Are you still around? Need to connect with you. I am P. venaktraman from Lodge Silvery Dawn of which you were a member once upon a time

    My phone number is 9821027556

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  • vinod, pune

    Wed, Jun 16 2010

    Nice Pictures.Gives a very good feeling when it starts pouring.This reminds me of the song rimzim gire sawan from the movie Manzil picturized on Amitabh and Mousami.

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  • janardhan Kodavoor, udupi

    Tue, Jun 15 2010

    Super Photography Rons.....

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  • Richard, Udipi

    Tue, Jun 15 2010

    it is wonderful to read the comments. all have so much positive thoughts - may be i only thought of inconvenience. since i am in mumbai for years never understood what people are missing when they leave mumbai.

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  • Vijay, Bollali

    Tue, Jun 15 2010

    as i am born in water sign..i like rainy season very good to see youngster's playing volleyball.. with dark cloud in background.. really supereb..we miss everything in life.. when we go far from it..indian's always enjoying every bit of there life.. it also nightmare for people who are living in small dwellings...without good sleep..Jai Ho..

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  • SADASHIV, Manjeshwar north kerala

    Tue, Jun 15 2010

    i miss mumbai andheri,goregaon,sakinaka when i was working there

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  • hanif, Shirva / Kuwait

    Tue, Jun 15 2010

    Rim Jhim gire saawan, sulaaag sulaag jaaye hum, bhige aaj is mausam me lagi kaisi ye lagaaan,,, song suits the mansoon mood

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  • M.Bhat, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 15 2010

    Rains have brought much needed relief from unbearable heat and water cuts. Nice pictures Mr.Rons. Keep covering all the areas of Mumbai during rainy season.

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  • Alban D' Souza, Udyavara, Doha Qatar

    Mon, Jun 14 2010

    Ho.. Ho... Ho.. So nice to see the photographs I miss the Mumbai rain getting wet in the rain while travellinig in the crowded trains . I too missi VT roads and standing over railway stations to enjoy this good heavy rain fall and cool weather. Wonderful.At last Bombay is cool.

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  • Musthak Ahmed , Udupi/Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 14 2010

    Mumbai meri jaan, i miss Mumbai so much. The picture reminded of my olden days were in Mumbai (Colaba, Churchgate, VT, Nariminoint). Its really nice to see mansoon in Mumbai.

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  • dhananjaya gurpur, manglore

    Mon, Jun 14 2010


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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Mon, Jun 14 2010

    The rain and flood can be of great incovenience to all, but everybody is happy to welcome the great
    monsoon. Thank God for the monsoon, and all are smiling in the pictures.

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  • Roshan, m'bidri/a'dhabi

    Mon, Jun 14 2010

    I miss my VT station, it reminded me my earlier days i miss amchi mumbai.

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