Mumbai Rains: Intense showers due to cloud mass in Arabian Sea

Published: Jul 24, 2019, 11:09 IST | Pallavi Smart

The IMD has informed Traffic Police to stay alert and aware of traffic has to be diverted in certain areas in order to avoid water areas

Mumbai Rains: Intense showers due to cloud mass in Arabian Sea
Satellite image showing clouds over the Arabian sea near Mumbai. Pic/ Pallavi Smart

After a long break, rains have restarted with a heavy flow again in Mumbai City and suburbs. In just last night, Colaba station has recorded 171mm rain whereas Santacruz station has recorded 58.6mm rain till 5.30am today.

Director of IMD, K S Hosalikar, explained, "Latest satellite imagery shows a cloud mass in Arabian sea near Mumbai which has resulted in intense rainfall in Mumbai throughout the night. And it is very likely to continue for the next few hours."

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The IMD has informed Traffic Police to stay alert and aware of traffic has to be diverted in certain areas in order to avoid water areas where there will be water logging due to heavy rainfall throughout the night.

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Mumbai rains return after dry spell, waterlogging in city
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The incessant rain in the city caused waterlogging in several parts. Railway tracks at Sion also got completely submerged in water. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    A tree fell down and damaged the compound wall in premises of Shreerang Vidyalaya, Shreerang society, Rabodi, Thane West. Pic/Sameer Markande

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    The RDMC and Fire brigade arrived at the site with one fire engine. No casualty or injuries were reported. Pic/Sameer Markande

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    Traffic was also reported on Western Express Highway near Santacruz. Pic/Shawn D'souza

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    On the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road, traffic snarls were reported. Pic/Tanmoy Mitra

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    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

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    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

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    BMC also issued a list of traffic diversions in the city because of the rains. Picture: Water logging at Gurukripa restaurant. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

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    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

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    Water-logging at Kings Circle

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    In pic: Commuters maneuver through the waterlogged link road in Goregoan West. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    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

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    In pic: A woman walks through waterlogged road as heavy showers of rains lash the city. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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