Mumbai, India’s financial hub, woke up to incessant downpour today. The suburban areas of Mumbai witnessed a heavy rainfall in the morning while the south Mumbai recorded intermittent light showers. The India Meteorological Department issued ‘yellow alert’ for today. Several areas of the city were sub-merged as the heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai for the third consecutive day.
The Colaba observatory in South Mumbai recorded 129.6 mm rain in the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am today while the Santacruz weather station in western suburbs registered 200.8 mm rain during the same period, the IMD said.
Incessant shower from Saturday night hit the traffic in Mumbai.
Several areas including Postal Colony, Chembur, Sakkar panchayat road, Dharavi area, Andheri subway and market, Hindmata junction, Surana hospital, SLR Bridge, Khar subway, Milan subway, SV Road Malad, Dahisar subway, Marol witnessed water-logging. Mumbai Police asked the citizens to ‘check official updates before stepping out of their houses’.
“At present traffic has been diverted from Andheri subway due to water-logging,” said Pravin Padval, additional commissioner of police (traffic).
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had also issued warning for high tide, measuring 4.6 meters at 12.23 pm.
For suburbs in Mumbai, the weather department forecast heavy rainfalls at isolated places in the next 24 hours. The city will receive intermittent rains today.
Other than Mumbai, Thane and some other areas of in Konkan region received heavy rainfalls. Some parts of Vidarbha region witnessed moderate rains today, according to the weather department. IMD also predicted ‘thunderstorm with lightning at isolated places’ in the Vidarbha region today.