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Alert in Mumbai as Southwest monsoon arrives, Orange warning issued

On Saturday, Mumbai experienced a drop in temperature due to the heavy rainfall, as reported by the Santacruz observatory of the IMD. The recorded temperature stood at 32.8 degrees Celsius.
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In Mumbai, individuals were seen assisting in the removal of a stranded vehicle on a waterlogged road during the rain in Andheri on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

Mumbai Latest News Updates: Following the Orange alert, heavy rainfall drenched Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to declare the arrival of the southwest monsoon in Mumbai on Sunday, May 25.

According to IMD officials, within a 24-hour period, the Santacruz observatory measured 176.1 mm of precipitation, while the Colaba observatory documented 86 mm of rainfall. The most intense downpour occurred between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm, with the Santacruz observatory recording 88 mm of rainfall.

Sushma Nair, a scientist from IMD Mumbai, mentioned that the rain grew stronger in the evening, and during a three-hour period, the city witnessed over 80 mm of heavy rainfall, leading to significant consequences.

The heavy showers brought relief from the hot weather as the mercury levels dropped on Saturday. The Santacruz observatory of IMD recorded a temperature of 32.8 degrees Celsius, while the coastal observatory in Colaba registered 30.8 degrees Celsius, which is one degree lower than the usual average.

As per the rainfall monitoring system of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the western suburbs received 139 mm of rainfall, the eastern suburbs received 123 mm, and the island city received 104 mm of rainfall.

Simultaneously, various areas in Mumbai encountered waterlogging on the initial day of the monsoon, leading netizens to express their discontent on Twitter regarding the flooding and traffic diversions.