The rains on Monday evening in Mumbai offered coolness. In image: Highway in entrance of CSMT railway terminus.

(Picture: Sanjay Hudkar / TOI, BCCL Mumbai)

Sudden heavy rain, thunder and lightning struck Mumbai and its suburbs on Monday evening, as a cyclone is more likely to cross Gujarat by midnight on Wednesday, making its method in the direction of the west coast.

Information company IANS quoted official sources as saying that two minors died as air, highway and rail visitors was disrupted in Mumbai as a result of storm.

Underneath the affect of Cyclone ‘Vayu’, there was sudden rain and lightning in lots of components of Mumbai and adjoining areas. Mumbai metropolis acquired 25.2 mm of rain, whereas suburban Mumbai and Thane metropolis acquired 40.2 mm and 45.2 mm of rain, respectively.

Two boys, Tushar Jha (12) and Rishabh Tiwari (11), have been electrocuted close to their home in Poisar slums in Kandivali East, the BMC Catastrophe Management Cell stated.

stormy sky over town

(Picture: Sanjay Hudkar / TOI, BCCL Mumbai)

All flight operations have been suspended at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Worldwide Airport at round 10 pm on account of low visibility and efforts have been on to renew visitors from alternate runways. Official sources stated a United Air Newark-Mumbai flight was diverted to Delhi, whereas 11 different incoming home and worldwide companies have been additionally diverted to different airports.

Whereas many celebrated it because the arrival of monsoon, specialists have been fast so as to add that it was not monsoon rains.

A cyclone within the Arabian Sea is believed to be partially liable for the rains and thunderstorms in Mumbai. Cyclone Vayu might intensify into a really extreme cyclonic storm by Tuesday night. It might cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva round Veraval and Diu area by Thursday morning.

The IMD in its bulletin stated that the wind, which is presently about 540 km south-west of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and about 690 km south of Veraval (Gujarat), is gusting to 110-120 kmph, 135 kmph. Could make landfall with hourly gusting winds.

The Meteorological Bureau has now predicted ‘very widespread’ and ‘intensive’ rain over Konkan and Goa from Tuesday to Saturday. Rainfall over Saurashtra and Kutch might begin from Wednesday and intensify on Thursday, which can subside by Friday. Very widespread rain could be seen in South Gujarat on Wednesday as effectively.

The utmost and minimal temperatures on Monday have been 36.6 and 25.8 levels Celsius, respectively.

The Southwest Monsoon is usually anticipated to achieve Mumbai by the tip of this week. Nevertheless, some northern and central components of town already acquired gentle rain on Sunday.

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