Mumbai and rain have a never ending love affair. Although in recent years, rain seems to desert Mumbai gradually every year with the rainfall this year could be below average & arriving a month late. It usually starts raining somewhere around 10th of June, it hardly stops till the weather department hopes that it will by declaring retreat of Monsoon around September 20th. After that, it still keeps coming back for a few more days. There is hardly a day of absolutely no Rain in July – Aug. You will rarely find anyone out of
After that, it still keeps coming back for a few more days. There is hardly a day of absolutely no Rain in July – Aug. You will rarely find anyone out of house without an umbrella during the monsoon even if it seems it won’t rain for the day. Because, it will.
Being drenched is acceptable in offices, unlike other cities. All vendors will accept wet notes, because there is no way you can keep them always dry in torrential downpours. Even with their fair share of troubles like traffic jams, Monsoons are amazing in Mumbai.
The sea becomes a rough monster during the monsoon, and it fails all humans’ effort to keep the beaches as dirty as possible. It takes in all the garbage, along with the huge waves. It gets so beautiful you just stare at it in awe.
Having no cold winters, Monsoon is the only Romantic season in Mumbai and it beautifully makes up for lack of the pleasure of steaming tea in misty winters. Eating roasted corn or bhajiya, and sipping hot tea, with the fragrance of wet earth all around, you can listen to raindrops falling on the road, and for a moment, you are transported away from the land of blaring horns and car engines. And then, the sun would timidly come out and through the maze of high buildings you may find a rainbow peeping and smiling at you.