Mumbai Rains Highlights: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai in the next 24 hours. The city on Monday received heavy rainfall in the morning resulting in traffic jams across the city and suburbs while flight operations came to a brief halt at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The services were stopped at 9.12 am and later resumed at 9.31 am.
The rainfall continued in various places of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, causing hindrance in the movement of pedestrians and vehicles through water-logged roads. The IMD has also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Konkan, Goa and north Madhya Maharashtra regions, including Mumbai, throughout the week. The heavy downpour has been attributed to the cyclonic circulation persisting over south Gujarat and Maharashtra.
“Along with the cyclonic circulation, there is plenty of moisture that is getting pumped-in from the Arabian Sea. Collectively, this is causing heavy to very heavy rainfall over the region. This will continue over Konkan and Goa, north Madhya Maharashtra till July 11,” said Anupam Kashypai, head, weather department, IMD, Pune.