Mumbai Rains 2020: Heavy downpour causes flooding, Tweeple share pictures of rainy day

Updated: Jul 16, 2020, 20:02 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

According to IMD, Mumbai suburbs and its surrounding areas are likely to receive intense spells of rainfall in isolated places in the next few hours

A bus wades through the water-logged Malad subway. Picture/Satej Shinde
A bus wades through the water-logged Malad subway. Picture/Satej Shinde

As heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and its adjoining areas, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a multi-hazard warning for the next 5 days starting July 16. According to IMD, Mumbai suburbs and its surrounding areas are likely to receive intense spells of rainfall in isolated places in the next few hours.

"Intense spells of rain likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Suburbs of Mumbai, Palghar, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Kohlapur, Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Nanded, Jalgaon, Dhule, and Nandurbar during next 3 hours," IMD stated.

As heavy rains caused water-logging and traffic jams at several places, Mumbaikars took to Twitter to share pictures and videos of a rainy Thursday. Soon #MumbaiRains and #MumbaiRainsWithMidday started to trend on the micro-blogging site.

Twitter user Weather@chennai said that the rainfall activity in Mumbai will reduce for a while after the evening.

Mid-day lens man Sameer Abedi shared pictures of water-logging from Ghatkopar's LBS road.

Certain routes of BEST buses were diverted due to inundation.

Another Twitter user shared beautiful pictures of Mumbai Rains from across the city. Sharing the pictures the user said, "That's Mumbai in rains for you."

One user shared a video of heavy rainfall in Andheri, while another user shared a stunning video of heavy rains in Bandra and Juhu.

Here are some of the tweets on #MumbaiRains:

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    After receiving one of the rainiest spells in the first week of July, Mumbai and its surrounding areas saw a dip in the intensity of rainfall which again picked pace in the last few days.

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    Mumbai and its surrounding areas have been receiving heavy spells of downpour since Wednesday night. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rainfall will conitnue in the city on Thursday.

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    IMD Mumbai's Deputy Director-General K S Hosalikar said that areas like Bandra and Mahalaxmi in the city received 201 mm and 129 mm rainfall respectively between 8.30 am on Wednesday and 6.30 am on Thursday.

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    The heavy downpour throughout the night has led to water-logging and traffic jams at several places. On Thursday morning, slow-moving traffic was witnessed on Western Express Highway at Ismail Yusuf College in Jogeshwari.

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    In photo: A woman armed with mask and gloves waits for a bus during heavy rainfall.

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    According to the IMD, the Santacruz observatory recorded 191.2 mm of rainfall during the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Thursday, while the Colaba weather station in South Mumbai recorded 156.4 mm rainfall in the same time span.

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    Taking to Twitter, Hosalikar said that Mumbai and its surrounding areas have recorded light to moderate rains in the last 3 hours. He further said that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected today. He also said that a nowcast of intense rains for Mumbai is still on.

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    As heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the city and its surrounding areas, Mumbaikars were seen rushing to catch BEST buses and walking through knee-deep waters to reach their offices.

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    IMD had issued red alerts for Gujarat and coastal Maharashtra. Parsi colony, Dadar, Hindmata, Dadar TT, Mahim, King Circle, Andheri subway, and Khar Subway were few of the areas that witnessed water-logging.

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    In photo: Business tycoon Yash Birla snapped cycling on Nepean Sea Road without wearing a face mask.

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    Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh took to Twitter and urged Mumbaikars to drive slow during rains. He shared a picture of a car with a caption that read, "Monsoon on roads! Drive slow.'

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    A part of a building collapsed in Grant Road. In a similar incident, a portion of a three-storey residential building, classified as 'very dangerous', collapsed in Thane district after heavy overnight rains. No casualty was reported.

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    In photo: A man plays with his cats at his residence in Bandra while enjoying the pleasant weather.

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    BMC has urged citizens to stay away from the shore and not to venture into water-logged areas. The BMC also advised citizens to be responsible and alert to ward off monsoon related diseases such as malaria and dengue.

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    According to private weather agency Skymet, the heavy rainfall that will continue till Thursday night is likely to see a gradual decrease by Friday. Occasional rains will continue to pour over the city and the temperatures are likely to rise in the coming days, Skymet said.

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    In photo: Major traffic jam was witnessed at Western Express Highway due to heavy rainfall.

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    Skymet said that even though the intensity of the rains will see a decrease by Friday, the city will not go completely dry.

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    In photo: Auto-rickshaw drivers try to capture the waves as heavy rains lash several places in Mumbai.

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    In photo: A young couple enjoys the weather at Bandstand promenade in Bandra.

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    In photo: A boy taking a photograph of a friend by the seashore in Bandra.

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