Mumbai Rains: Heavy showers in western suburbs even as Cyclone Maha weakens
IMD said rains have also been observed over the Konkan region in the city since late Thursday evening.
Mumbaikars woke up to a wet Friday morning with some rail and traffic disruptions after rains lashed several parts of the city, as severe Cyclone Maha looms over the Arabian Sea.
The heavy rains also slowed railway services and traffic with disruptions along the Thane-Vashi line due to a train failure near Rabale and signal problem between Matunga and Dadar stations. Services have been delayed beyond ten minutes due to the disruptions on both lines. The Trans Harbour line has suspended until further notice due to technical snag between Airoli and Rabale stations. BEST bus services were also affected due to water-logging with seven routes in western suburbs diverted till 9 am.
KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that short spells of rain was observed in different parts of the western suburbs, including Borivli, Santacruz and Chembur.
Effect of cloudyness caused by remanant if MAHA clouds depression....— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) November 8, 2019
Mumbai, short spells of rain right now in the early morning in different pockets of suburbans more towards western side.
Boriwali, Chembur, Sanacruz, ....as indicated by latest radar and satellite images. pic.twitter.com/xmlTEU2sOd
ANI reported that Kandivli and Malad, too witnessed heavy showers.
Mumbai: Rain lashes parts of the city; visuals from Malad pic.twitter.com/xI3Z1SclcC— ANI (@ANI) November 8, 2019
According to IMD, rains have been observed over the Konkan region in the city since late Thursday evening as a depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea moved east-northeastwards, weakened into a low-pressure area over the northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining south Gujarat coast on Thursday. Hosalikar had also said while Cylone Maha was weakening, Cyclone Bulbul in the Bay of Bengal was intensifying.
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