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Mumbai Rain: Dadar 84mm, Parel 79mm in 1 hour as Monsoon arrives early

Mumbai faces heavy rainfall as the monsoon arrives early, prompting thunderstorm warnings. Shocking rain figures highlight the city's vulnerability, with areas experiencing nearly 100 mm of rainfall in 24 hours

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Mumbai Rain Dadar 84mm Parel 79mm in 1 hour as Monsoon arrives early

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Mumbai experienced heavy rainfall at the start of the monsoon season, with shocking figures recorded between 11 PM and 12 AM in the last hour. Dadar recorded 84 mm of rainfall, Parel 79 mm, Worli 71 mm, Matunga 55 mm, Churchgate 47 mm, Grant Road 43 mm, Bandra 34 mm, Malabar Hill 26 mm, Andheri 25 mm, Malad 19 mm, and Borivali 17 mm.

A day after the southwest monsoon hit Mumbai, causing widespread rains and waterlogging, the IMD has forecasted thunderstorms with moderate to heavy showers for Monday. The monsoon arrived on Sunday, two days ahead of schedule, due to favorable conditions along the Maharashtra coast.

Due to the southwest monsoon, Mumbai had heavy rain on Sunday night, with some areas getting nearly 100 mm of rainfall in 24 hours. The city is under a yellow alert for heavy to very heavy rain until Tuesday.

According to data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the island city division received 99.11 mm of rain from Sunday to Monday until 8 AM. The western suburbs got 73.78 mm of rain, and the eastern suburbs got 61.29 mm. The IMD's Santacruz observatory registered 69 mm of rain, while the Colaba coastal station recorded 53 mm of rain until 8.30 AM on Monday.

Due to heavy rain, the IMD upgraded its warning for Thane and Raigad to an orange alert (be prepared) until Monday. Thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds are expected there.

The southwest monsoon arrived in the bay two days earlier than the usual onset date of June 11, leading to heavy rainfall in certain areas of the city. This caused waterlogging in Byculla, Worli, and Wadala. Due to water accumulation, the Andheri subway was closed on Sunday night.

In the 24 hours ending at 8 AM on Monday, the island city recorded an average rainfall of 99.11 mm. Eastern Mumbai received 61.29 mm, while the western parts registered 73.78 mm, according to a BMC official. Tagore Nagar recorded the highest rainfall of 158.2 mm in five hours on June 9, from 8 PM to 1 AM. Various locations reported rainfall ranging from 100 to 150 mm. The city's average rainfall during this period was 99.11 mm. The eastern suburbs recorded 61.29 mm, while the western suburbs recorded 73.78 mm.

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