It's that time of the year again when Mumbai's (in)famous prolonged monsoons make life harder (than it already is) for a lot of people in Mumbai.
The roads and streets of Mumbai are flooded yet again as heavy rains lash the city.
On Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted very heavy rainfall for Mumbai for the next 48 hours.
In its forecast for Mumbai and suburban areas, the IMD had predicted intermittent or continuous rain or showers with few heavy spells beginning from 10 am on Wednesday progressing to very heavy rains during the next 24 to 48 hours, Joint secretary of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), Rajiv Nivatkar had said.
"Exceptionally heavy rains are expected in the city from the morning of September 23," he said.
Till 23 September, very heavy rainfall is also expected in Konkan, Marathwada, Central Maharashtra and Vidharbha regions, he said.
People in Mumbai took to Twitter to talk about the difficulties they faced because of the rains. And some had their own hilarious take on the rains.
Here are some tweets from the #MumbaiRains hashtag that amused us:
— Manas Mitul (@ManasMitul) September 21, 2016
Heavy showers and thundering since early morning today. Do call 1916 BMC helpline for any emergencies related to #MumbaiRains
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) September 22, 2016
— Ravi Singhal (@TheRaviSinghal) September 22, 2016
— Rameez Devjiyani (@rameezdevjiyani) September 22, 2016
— Sneha Sneh (@ProudBeingAAP) September 22, 2016
Its been a while for Mumbaikars to experience thunders! #MumbaiRains in almost the lastweek of Sep have certainly taken everyone by surprise
— Punit Goenka (@punitgoenka) September 22, 2016
— Rohan (@fromrohan) September 22, 2016
— S (@Snahee) September 22, 2016
Trains on time, If you can manage to reach the station ie. #MumbaiRains
— Mihir Bijur (@MihirBijur) September 22, 2016
— Swapnil Ghangale (@swapnilcsgmt) September 22, 2016
#MumbaiRains in sept is like mangoes available in winters
— NehaRajpal PhotoCopy (@neharajpalmusic) September 22, 2016
~Gandhi market water logged
~Met Dept says this condition will persist for next 2 more days
~Govt schools to remain shut today
— Rangeeli Ruchi (@RangeeliRuchi) September 22, 2016
— payal mukherjee (@payalmukherjee) September 22, 2016
I think this rain needs another level than "cats n dogs" It's more like, "it's raining hippos and rhinos" #MumbaiRains
— anvita (@anvitanath) September 22, 2016
— shruti bondal (@ShrutiBondal) September 22, 2016
— Bindas Ladki (@bindasladki) September 22, 2016
#MumbaiRains A day when we as children would eagerly wait as the schools would shut !
— Dinesh Joshi (@dineshjoshi70) September 22, 2016
— Sameer Saxena (@EightyPackAbs) September 22, 2016
— Apoorva Tandel (@Appy_feet) September 22, 2016
— Ananth Rupanagudi (@rananth) September 22, 2016