Mumbai :  After two days of persistent showers, heavy in some parts and scanty elsewhere, it can be confirmed that the monsoon has finally arrived in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and other coastal areas. The monsoon also marked its attendance in the catchment areas of Tulsi and Vihar lakes — the potable water resources.

According to the IMD, 23mm rainfall had been recorded by Thursday evening. This may be less as compared to that on Wednesday but it rained across Mumbai and its satellite towns, which was a good sign. There was also sharp decline in temperature with the forecast for the next 48 hours being a maximum of 27 Degrees Celsius and a minimum of 23 Degrees Celsius.

According to the IMD, in the next 48 hours, it will rain heavily in some parts of the city. On Thursday, since the rainfall was not heavy, flooding wasn’t seen on the railway tracks and also on the roads. So, the traffic was smooth: Incidentally, there were fewer vehicles on the road as well. Slight delays notwithstanding, the Central Railway, the Western Railway and the Harbour line were plying services regularly.

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