Mumbai Faces Disruption as Heavy Rainfall and Dust Storm Hit City

Published: May 13,2024 06:31 PM

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Mumbai Faces Disruption as Heavy Rainfall and Dust Storm Hit City. IMD Warns of Thunderstorm
in Mumbai

May 13, 2024: Metro and local train services in Mumbai were severely impacted today as the city experienced heavy rainfall coupled with a massive dust storm around 3 pm on Monday. The sudden onset of adverse weather conditions caught many commuters off guard, leading to widespread delays and cancellations across transportation networks.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai issued a nowcast warning,predicting a thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and moderate to intense spells of rain for Thane, Palghar, and Mumbai. According to the IMD, Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and light to moderate spells of rain with gusty winds reaching 40-50 kmph very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Mumbai during next 3-4 hours. Take precautions while moving out.

The combination of heavy rainfall and strong winds not only disrupted transportation but also posed risks to public safety. Authorities urged residents to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary travel during the inclement weather conditions. 

Additionally, residents were advised to secure loose objects and take necessary precautions to minimize the impact of the adverse weather.

As the situation unfolds, local authorities are working to restore normalcy to transportation services while closely monitoring weather updates from the IMD. Commuters are advised to stay updated on the latest developments and plan their journeys accordingly.

The unexpected weather event serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of monsoon season in Mumbai, highlighting the importance of preparedness and resilience in the face of such challenges.