Mumbai witnessed heavy rains today leading to waterlogging in several parts of the city. It also recorded the season’s highest tide so far, with waves reaching a maximum height of 5.02 metres. Adjoining areas, especially Palghar district, were also inundated with rain water and recorded a higher percentage of rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Bhiwandi district recorded a maximum rainfall of 205 mm in the last 24 hours, between 8:30 am on June 24 to 8:30 am on June 25. Thane was a close second after Bhiwandi, with a rainfall of 204 mm. Shahapur (190 mm), Ulhasnagar (173 mm), Ambernath (163.3 mm), Murbad (153 mm) and Kalyan (151 mm) also recorded heavy rainfalls.
Interestingly, monsoons in Mumbai always becomes a much-talked about affair. The relentless rainfall that the city receives is often romanticised by its inhabitants, but more often than not it also becomes a cause of woe — as the rain just does not stop.
Like every year, monsoon has today arrived ‘with a bang’ in Mumbai and people have taken to social media to express their inconvenience, but this time, they have found humour in this situation. Here’s how they reacted to the incessant rains:
— kill Bill Pandey… (@iamnavamohan) June 25, 2017
— Sara Ali Khan (@SaraKhanWorld) June 25, 2017
— _ (@SilentBlah) June 25, 2017
— vimleshpurohit (@TheTeeFactory) June 25, 2017
— Swapnil Saraswat (@swapnilaajtak) June 23, 2017