On Thursday, The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced the arrival of monsoon in Maharashtra. According to the IMD officials, the monsoon will hit Mumbai around June 13 and 14 and warning has been given to Thane and Palghar where thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds with a speed of 30 to 40 kmph is expected.
As per the Met department forecast, Maharashtra will face heavy rainfall between June 12 and 14 across the state, and isolated places have been warned of very heavy rainfall on Sunday due to a low-pressure system.
Every year Mumbai citizens have to go through heavy rainfall, this year IMD expected the monsoon to arrive on June 10 and now it has arrived. It should be noted that according to the Met department, 204.5 mm is considered extremely heavy and 15.6 mm to 64.4 mm rainfall is considered moderate.
IMD says monsoon to arrive in Mumbai this weekend
Furthermore, Mumbai will not get flood warning system of its own IFLOWS- Mumbai and now will easily get flood alerts 48 hours in advance. Till now Chennai had its own flood alert system and now Maharashtra will be the second state.
The flood warning system will be launched by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Harsh Vardhan who is Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science, and technology. It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and BMC.