Mumbai rains: As showers recede, Mumbaikars savour monsoon delicacies

Published: Aug 03, 2019, 15:46 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Citizens of Mumbai take to twitter to post videos and photos of delicious food during Mumbai rains; Mumbai police organise for food and tea to locals during heavy downpour in city

Mumbai Police offer tea and food to citizens. Pictures/ Samiullah Khan
Mumbai Police offer tea and food to citizens. Pictures/ Samiullah Khan

It's that day of the season when all we want to do is sit at home and enjoy some hot delicacies to calm our cravings. Be it mouth-watering pakoras and tea or just the simple 2-min Maggi, one of these food items makes our rainy day. Many restaurants also have special menus only for the monsoon. Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site to share their food stories from today and they will make you crave even more!

Mumbai Police create an example of humanity by offering food to locals
Mumbai Police create an example of humanity by offering food to locals

So dont let the grey skies and dull weather bring you down! Savour your favourite delicacies to enjoy the rains! Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Palghar and Thane and has forecasted heavy rainfall at isolated places. An orange alert has been issued for Mumbai along with prediction of heavy rainfall at few places. Traffic has started to come back to normalcy as the rains stop.

Also Read: Mumbai rains: Heavy showers cause waterlogging at railway stations

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    For the second consecutive week, heavy rain lashed Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Ratnagiri hitting normal life and road traffic, though suburban trains and flights continued to function with some delays, officials said here on Saturday.

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    Mumbai, which has been experiencing virtually incessant rain since 10 days, witnessed heavy downpour since midnight, with many lowlying areas in the city and suburbs, subways and arterial roads submerged under three-four feet of water, severely disrupting traffic.

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    Subways in Dahisar, Kandivali, Malad, Andheri, Santacruz were flooded stopping traffic movement in the east-west directions, and many vehicles and two-wheelers were stranded in the floodwaters.

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    In Mumbai, several areas in Borivali, Kandivali, Andheri, Santacruz, Khar, Bandra, Matunga, Parel, Dadar, Kings Circle, Sion, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Bhandup, Mulund and other parts were flooded resulting in huge traffic snarls

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    Waterlogging was reported in many areas in Nala Sopara, Vasai (Palghar district), parts of Mira Road, Bhayander, Thane City in (Thane), Roha, Panvel (Raigad), Mangaon and Mandangad (Ratnagiri).

  • 6/18

    Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and its neighbouring areas for the second consecutive day on Saturday, August 3. K.S Hosalikar, Director IMD, said that Mumbai and its surrounding areas received widespread rainfall in last 24 hours (Friday-Saturday) with heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places.

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    According to the data of Indian Meteorology Department, Colaba received 53.6 mm while Santacruz received 134 mm rainfall in the 24 hours up till 8.30am

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    The rainfall intensity was much more in the suburbs of the city. BMC recorded 8 mm and 9 mm rainfall at Nair hospital and Byculla respectively

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    In addition to this, Saturday will witness this year's highest level high tide consisting of 4.90 metres at around 1.44 pm. As per the forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to hit the city and suburbs today

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    Many areas such as Thane and the suburbs of Kandivli saw vehicles (four-wheelers and two-wheelers) submerged in a few localities

  • 11/18

    Private weather agency Skymet reported that three-digit rains have lashed Mumbai. Santa Cruz in Mumbai recorded 101 mm of rain in the last 21 hours from 8.30 am yesterday to 5.30 am today

  • 12/18

    There were reports of waterlogging in Andheri East, Borivli East, Kandivli East station, the Dahisar check post on the highway, Hindmata near Lower Parel, Sion, Thane and many other low-lying areas of Mumbai

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    Due to the rains, services on the Western Line are running late by 15 minutes. In Thane, meanwhile, schools will remain closed due to severe waterlogging, said reports.

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    The BEST has issued diversions for local buses. Fishermen along the coast have been advised against venturing into the sea.

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    The normal life and officer-goers were badly hit as and movement of rail and road traffic was disrupted due to continuous downpour

  • 16/18

    The IMD has issued a red alert for Mumbai, the west and central Maharashtra, including the ghats. It has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Saturday and Sunday

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    As per the fire station-wise rainfall recorded by the BMC in the 24 hours ending 8 am on Saturday, Dindoshi received 50 mm rainfall, followed by Kandivali (41 mm), Malad (36 mm), Chincholi (34 mm), Goregaon (33 mm), Bhandup (31 mm), Borivali (29 mm), Malwani (26 mm), Mulund (20 mm), Vikhroli (11 mm) and Kurla (9 mm). 

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    In view of heavy rain warning and alert issued by the IMD, the BMC has issued a 'beach safety appeal' to citizens, the civic official said. "We appeal citizens to avoid venturing near sea or walking in water logged areas. In any emergency call us on 1916," the official said.

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