Mumbai rains: Waterlogging in different parts of the city, heavy downpour to continue
Severe waterlogging has been reported in many parts of the city after heavy rains lashed the city last night
Mumbaikars woke up to a wet Wednesday as incessant rain that started Tuesday evening in the city caused waterlogging in several parts. Railway tracks at few areas such as Sion got completely submerged in water due to the rains.
Mid-day photographers were out early on Wednesday morning shooting pictures of the rain.
Traffic snarls were also reported on Western Express Highway near Santacruz. Eight people were injured after three cars collided with each other on Andheri flyover on Wednesday morning owing to heavy rains. The Santacruz-Chembur-Link Road (SCLR) also witnessed slow-moving traffic.
A tree fell down and damaged a compound wall in premises of Shreerang Vidyalaya, Shreerang society, Rabodi, Thane(W). No casualties have been reported as of now.
Tree fall at Thane. Pic courtesy: Sameer Markande
As per the India Meteorological Department, heavy rains have been predicted at isolated places in the city and the suburbs. More rains are likely on Wednesday.
Heavy rains lashed parts of the city and Thane last night and the wet spell is expected to continue till the weekend. In an update by the BMC, it has been raining intensely in Mumbai since last night. The Colaba observatory has recorded 171 mm of rainfall while Santacruz has recorded 58 mm.
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Very likely to continue for next few hrs.
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Central Railway is currently running late by 15-20 minutes. These are the BEST diversions:
- Hindmata Cinema Via Hindmata Flyover (Restored)
- Sion Road No 24 via road No.3
- Gandhi Market via Bridge & Bhau Daji Lad Marg
- Alankar Talkies to Bhendi Bazar via Don Taki to J J Hosp.(Restored)
- Pratiksha Nagar Via Jayshankar Yaganik Marg (Restored)
- Goregaon Siddharth Hosp Via Gajanan Maharaj Chowk - (Restored)
- S V Road National College via Link Road
While the city of Mumbai experienced heavy rains in the initial days of July, the last few days have been comparatively dry.
According to IMD, the Colaba observatory recorded 1067.2 mm of rainfall which is 21.6 mm below normal while the Santacruz observatory recorded 1462 mm which is 337.8 above normal.
The IMD also issued a heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai on Tuesday stating that there would be more showers in the city owing to a cyclonic circulation."A cyclonic circulation is being developed near Mumbai, which will bring more showers to the city. The city has received hardly any showers in last 2-3 days but the situation is changing. There will be more showers in the coming days, said the official.
According to news agency ANI, the railway tracks at Sion station submerged following heavy rainfall in the city. Heavy waterlogging was also recorded in Hindmata area.
Apart from Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts of Maharashtra have also been warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday and Thursday.
BMC also issued a list of traffic diversions in the city because of the rains.
(with inputs from Suraj Ojha, Sameer Markande)
The IMD Tuesday issued a heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai stating that a cyclonic circulation would bring more showers to the city in the next two days. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Overnight rainfall in Mumbai inundated several areas across the city including Sion, Matunga, Mahim, Andheri, Malad and Dahisar causing huge traffic snarls at major junctions on Wednesday
Compared to Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in Maharashtra have been warned of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday and Thursday, an IMD official said. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
A cyclonic circulation is being developed near Mumbai, which will bring more showers to the city. The city has received hardly any showers in last 2-3 days but the situation is changing. There will be more showers in the coming days. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
The incessant rain in the city caused waterlogging in several parts. Railway tracks at Sion also got completely submerged in water. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
A tree fell down and damaged the compound wall in premises of Shreerang Vidyalaya, Shreerang society, Rabodi, Thane West. Pic/Sameer Markande
The RDMC and Fire brigade arrived at the site with one fire engine. No casualty or injuries were reported. Pic/Sameer Markande
Traffic was also reported on Western Express Highway near Santacruz. Pic/Shawn D'souza
On the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road, traffic snarls were reported. Pic/Tanmoy Mitra
While the city of Mumbai experienced heavy rains in the initial days of July, the last few days have been comparatively dry. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
According to news agency ANI, the railway tracks at Sion station submerged following heavy rainfall in the city. Heavy waterlogging was also recorded in Hindmata area. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
BMC also issued a list of traffic diversions in the city because of the rains. Picture: Water logging at Gurukripa restaurant. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Suburban train services were running on all four corridors of Central Railway. However, a delay of 10 to 15 minutes on main line between Kurla and Sion due to waterlogging in low lying spots of this patch was reported. Pic/Nikita Rakshe
Water-logging at Kings Circle
In pic: Commuters maneuver through the waterlogged link road in Goregoan West. Pic/Nimesh Dave
On Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned of heavy rainfall in the Thane district over the next four hours. In the pic, an autorickshaw tilts as heavy rains return to the city after a dry spell. Pic/Nimesh Dave
In pic: A woman walks through waterlogged road as heavy showers of rains lash the city. Pic/Nimesh Dave
Mumbai witnessed heavy showers after a brief dry spell for some days. The rainfall which started on Tuesday evening and continued on Wednesday left several areas in Mumbai waterlogged. We have pictures
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