The wait is finally over.
On a lazy Saturday, the city witnessed its first ‘proper’ showers of the season. Mumbai, for the inundated, exudes a rather rather different vibe during the monsoon. The slight dip in the soaring temperature is also a welcome change.
According to a Skymet Weather report, the cyclonic circulation from the Arabian Sea off Karnataka and Goa coast has shifted slightly northwards along the coast and led to the development of a convective clouds over South Mumbai, leading to rain and thundershowers.
Skymet has also predicted that another spell of rain is likely over the city again during the late afternoon or evening. Rains are also expected to continue over the next 24-48 hour period with increasing intensity.
But, enough talking about the weather.
In the morning, a happy, and a few disgruntled, bunch of Mumbaikars took to Twitter to share pictures of the Mumbai’s first showers. Here’s the best of the lot:
— Raahul Salunke (@raulsalunkebpc) June 11, 2016
Song of the day:
— Arun Yedery (@andyyrao) June 11, 2016
— Dibang (@dibang) June 11, 2016
— Vinayak Belanekar (@vinayakbelanekr) June 11, 2016
— Rhiju Bhowmick (@Rhiju) June 11, 2016
— Cul(inary)ture (@culinrycultblog) June 11, 2016
— Akshay (@Akshay_gudekar) June 11, 2016
— Pratik Mohite (@pratik_mohite) June 11, 2016
— zalak bhavsar (@andzalak) June 11, 2016
— Prasad Lakade (@prasadlakade) June 11, 2016
A time to sing Varuna Gayatri in Mumbai.
May rain God bless farming fields & bring, money & happiness to farmers. pic.twitter.com/RkrvaN9cXB
— Bhaav (@ibhaav) June 11, 2016
— ★NJ21★ (@jangidnitin) June 11, 2016
— Sailesh (@saileshvora55) June 11, 2016
First day of Monsoon in Mumbai pic.twitter.com/4Fk9Ql3he5
— Sangeeta Desai (@SangeetDesai) June 11, 2016
— Prashant Dumbre (@PrashhGalaxy) June 11, 2016
As you can see, this one’s not from this year. But it definitely deserves a mention!
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— Mumbai Heritage (@mumbaiheritage) June 11, 2016