Monsoon arrives in Mumbai, 3 days late

Monsoon arrives in Mumbai, 3 days late


Mumbai's long wait for rains  finally ended on Friday, three days after Monsoon officially covered the city.

Monsoon this year has reached Mumbai 15 days late from the usual onset date - one of the longest delays in the city's history.Heavy spells have been reported from several areas this morning, causing waterlogging in Andheri, Kurla and Dharavi area.

Heavy rains also led to slow-moving traffic in several areas. Traffic was crawling on the Western Express Highway due to heavy rainfall The India Meteorological Department's regional centre in Mumbai said intense rainfall was likely to occur in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane and Palghar over the next four hours.

Private weather forecaster Skymet said heavy to very heavy rains were likely to occur over the next 24 to 36 hours along the coast of Maharashtra, including in Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri and surrounding areas.

Operations were normal at the Mumbai airport. "Currently, the visibility is 1500 meters and operations are normal. There was only one diversion at around 9 am," a spokesperson of the Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) said this morning.