The Met department had termed the downpour on Tuesday morning as pre-monsoon showers. The rainfall led to waterlogging in some areas, forcing people to wade through knee-deep water as vehicular movement was disrupted.
Some weather stations in north Mumbai including Chincholi, Borivali and Dahisar received around 60 mm of rainfall in the first half of the day. The IMD said on Tuesday in an afternoon forecast that thunderstorms accompanied with lightening or gusty winds and very heavy rain were very likely at isolated places in Mumbai, Raigad, Thane, Palghar, Pune, Nashik and some parts of Marathwada in central Maharashtra.
The IMD on Saturday had confirmed the arrival of the southwest monsoon in Maharashtra as it reached Harnai in coastal Ratnagiri district. But, despite favourable conditions, the monsoon’s further progress seemed to be slow.