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Unexpected Heavy Rain, Thunderstorm Hit Mumbai, Sky Turns Dark At 4:30 PM

Mumbai has been hit hard by heavy rain and thunderstorm this evening.

The skies turned dark by 4:30 pm – something that is unusual in the city. The famed skyline of Mumbai is completely invisible with dark clouds engulfing the skies above the Maximum City.

So far, traffic and local trains are running normally and there have been no reports of any delay or jams.

Heavy Rain, Thunderstorm Hit Mumbai, Sky Turns Dark At 4:30 PM

Rough waves can be seen at the Juhu beach. People are avoiding the area and the roads leading to the beach are nearly empty.

Mumbai has issued a warning of thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds at isolated places for Monday. Warnings for moderate lightning over Mumbai and neighbouring areas like Thane and Navi Mumbai had been issued for Sunday night as well.However the Met department has said 

“This is very typical for the month of October. There is a chance of moderate rain activity along with thunder. No intense rain is expected. Our warnings are already in place,”

Dark heavy clouds hover over Mumbai ahead of monsoon

Mumbai witnessed a heavy downpour during the last week of August. However, thesecond week of October had been relatively dry.At the end of the last week, brief showers were witnessed again in many areas like Bhandup, Mulund and parts of Navi Mumbai. However, the showers did not last long.

Dark heavy clouds hover over Mumbai ahead of monsoon

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