Various parts of Maharashtra including capital Mumbai and Thane received moderate to intense spells of rains Wednesday morning. The Eastern Express Highway-Chembur received showers on Tuesday night as well. Parts of Thane and Navi Mumbai have been witnessing light rains since Tuesday morning.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert indicating heavy rains till June 17 in Mumbai. The onset of monsoon was declared on June 9 this year, two days before its official onset date.
Heavy rains caused a parked car to be engulfed in a sinkhole within seconds in a residential complex in Mumbai. The video of the incident had gone viral all over social media.
The IMD, meanwhile, in its daily bulletin on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places over Maharashtra.
An offshore trough runs from the north Maharashtra coast to the north Kerala coast, the IMD said, and under its influence, widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls, thunderstorm and lightning is very likely over south Konkan and Goa, Karnataka and Kerala and Mahe during next three days.
“Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Sikkim, Odisha, Assam and Meghalaya, Madhya Maharashtra Telangana, Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal,” it said.
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