Mumbai Rains: Thundershowers hit city and suburbs, rains to continue till Sunday

Sep 15, 2017, 09:06 IST | midday online correspondent

Thunder and lightning lashed Mumbai on Thursday evening with reports of water-logging in low-lying places. More rains are likely in the next 24 to 48 hours, according to weather forcast

Pic/Rane Ashish
Pic/Rane Ashish

Mumbai has been experiencing a spate of thunderstorms off late, and it seems like today is going to be one of those days.

The city saw thunder and lightning on Thursday evening, that saw a number of Mumbaikars left unprepared, what with the sun beating down on the city off-late.

All of Thursday night and until early today morning Mumbai experienced significant showers coupled with thunder and lightning, leading to traffic snarls in many places. A few areas have also reported flooding.

The places that received maximum rainfall are Dadar (44 mm), Bandra, Vile Parle, Santacruz (42 mm), and Andheri (38 mm). The BMC pressed 29 dewatering pumps into service to help the water recede faster. Due to the heavy rainfall, Western Railway’s services were also running late by 10-15 minutes.

Also read: Mumbai rains: Thunderstorms strike city again; leaves citizens unprepared

What you can expect

As per the Regional Meteorological Department, the city can expect a few spells of rain or thundershowers. According to Skymetweather, Maharashtra region is likely to experience showers and thunderstorms due to a cyclonic circulation over South Madhya Pradesh and the northwest Bay of Bengal along with a low-pressure area extending up to North Kerala and Marathwada.

High tide today:

High tide is expected at  7:33 pm today at 3.64 meters. The tide is expected to be at its lowest at 2:01 pm today

Traffic update

There are several roads in the city that have traffic jams. As per Google Maps, the roads that are jammed are:

Sion flyover: Expect a 15-minute delay

Eastern Express Highway: Expect a 20-minute delay

Along Jeejabai Bhosale Marg: Expect a 15-minute delay

PL Lokhande Marg: Expect a 15-minute delay

Santacruz Chembur Link Road and CST Road: Huge traffic jam here, expect a 20-minute delay

Lal Bahadur Shahstri Marg: Expect a 15-minute delay

Andheri Kurla Road: Expect a 20-minute delay

Magan Nathuram Road: Expect a 15-minute delay

Roads along Marol Naka: Expect a 15-minute delay

Andheri Ghatkopar Road: Expect a 20-minute delay

Link Road: Expect a 20-minute delay

Navi Mumbai:

Vashi Flyover: expect a 15-20 minute delay

Thane Belapur Road along the Mumbai road: Expect a 15-minute delay

Mumbai Local train status

Western Line: All trains are running on time

Central Line: There is a 10-minute delay on this line

Harbour Line: Trains along this line are running on time

Transharbour Line: Trains along this line are running on time

Here're a few tweets from last evening

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