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Monsoon arrives in Delhi, Mumbai bringing heavy rain

Monsoon arrives in Delhi and Mumbai

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that the Southwest monsoon has advanced over Mumbai and Delhi as heavy rain lashed both cities.

The weather department issued a ‘yellow alert’ for Mumbai and Thane.

“Moderate to heavy rain in the city and suburbs with possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places today,” said IMD.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai city received 104 mm of rain and eastern suburbs and western suburbs received 123 mm and 139 mm of rain respectively in the last 24 hours.

Mumbai’s civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said in a statement last evening that 11 trees were uprooted and seven incidents of short circuit reported. Flooded roads and subways led to massive jams and traffic police had to divert vehicles to alternative routes.

Delhi-NCR which includes Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad also witnessed heavy rainfall.

Regional Weather Forecasting Centre predicted light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR.

Heavy rainfall has been predicted for Mumbai in the next 4-5 days. “Rainfall intensity to gradually increase over parts of Maharashtra during next 4-5 days. Indication of expected severe weather in the next 5 days, ” said Regional Meteorological Centre.