After a prolonged dry spell, Mumbai rains finally hit the city with waterlogging, huge traffic snarls and moderate to heavy rainfall reported from across the city. The weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.
In pic: A school student walks home as heavy rains lashed several parts of the city on Friday. Pic/Sneha Kharabe
In pic: Motorists move through bad traffic and potholes on the Western Express Highway. Pic/Rahul Ramakrishnan
While the island city received between 20-30 mm of rainfall, eastern suburbs received 32-39 mm and the western suburbs received more than 50 mm of rainfall on Friday morning, as reported by mid-day journalist Arita Sarkar.
In pic: A motorist tries to escape heavy rains while commuting through the Andheri Subway. Pic/Ashish Rane
In the meanwhile, heavy showers brought a smile to civic officials who said that heavy spells of rains will help in improving the water stock in reservoirs supplying water to the metropolis. Before heavy rains, Mumbai had water stock in its reservoirs that would last only till the end of July. Pic/Atul Kamble
Due to the heavy rains, several areas witnessed waterlogging at several places across the city. Andheri, Kurla road was badly affected due to waterlogging. Waterlogging was also reported near the airport, SV Road, Powai, Juhu, and Veera Desai Road. Water had also clogged at Sion and Andheri stations. Waterlogging was also reported at the Hindmata junction.
In pic: Motorists maneuver through the waterlogged Dharavi Kalanagar highway. Pic/Atul Kamble
In pic: An ambulance moves slowly through the waterlogged Dharavi Kalanagar highway as a motorist drives through the pedestrian area to ditch water clogged areas. Pic/Atul Kamble
Due to the ongoing Metro work and waterlogging, heavy showers led to traffic diversion across the city. BEST buses were diverted from National College to Bandra Talkies, from Sion road number 24 to Sion Road number 3 via Laxmibai Kelkar Marg and from Sewri Marg via Mumbai Marathi Granthalaya Marg.
In pic: A tourist bus moves through the waterlogged area at Gandhi market in King Circle. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
In pic: A motorist has a tough time maneuvering his bike through the waterlogged area of Gandhi market in King Circle. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Despite heavy rains, flight operations were not disrupted across Mumbai airports. Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) spokesperson told mid-day that during the morning, the visibility is 1500 meters and operations were running normally. There was only one diversion around 9 am," he said.
In pic: A school student cover his school bag in order to protect it from heavy rains in Bandra. Pic/Atul Kamble
In pic: A bunch of youngsters took to the streets of Hindmata, Dadar to play Football and enjoy the heavy showers that hit the city finally. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
In the western suburbs, areas like Marol received 61 mm of rainfall while Vile Parle received 57 mm. Comparatively, there was less rainfall in parts of the island city where areas like Nariman Point received 20 mm of rainfall while Malabar Hill received 31 mm. Pic/Sneha Kharabe
As heavy rains lashed several parts of the city, civic officials said that 61 water pumps were functional in the city and the traffic was not affected.
In pic: Railway tracks at Churchgate station were submerged under water due to heavy rains. Pic. Western Railway
It looked quite gloomy in Vikhroli as rains hit the suburbs. Pic/Payal Thaker, mid-day reader
In pic: Waterlogging near Urban Haat in Belapur, Navi Mumbai. Pic/Vinod Kumar Menon
Heavy spells of rains caused a bit of hindrance to motorist and drivers as they found hard to drive through water-clogged roads and potholes. In pic: A vehicle gives a front view of the heavy rains from his car while commuting through Palm beach road in Navi Mumbai. Pic/Vinod Kumar Menon
In pic: Roads leading to the popular Kailash Business Park in Vikroli were clogged with water as working professionals had a tough time reaching office on time. Pic/Steffi Fernandes
According to a mid-day reporter, auto rickshaw drivers in Bandra were apparently refusing to ferry customer for shorter distances. In the pic, commuters look stranded at Bandra station as auto-rickshaw drivers don't turn up. Pic/ Sunny Rodricks
In pic: The quaint suburbs of Bandra also witnessed waterlogging as heavy rains lashed several parts of the city. Besides Bandra, rains were recorded in areas like Mulund, Juhu, Vile Parle, Titwala, Vasai, Virar, and Thane. Pic/Sunny Rodricks
Stuck at Kanjurmarg station for more than 30 minutes, Mid-day journalist commuting from Badlapur to Bandra shared this picture of the station running on tracks filled with water and portraying a deserted look. Pic/Anshul Vipat
In pic: Railway tracks between Bhandup-Kanjurmarg were submerged under water due to heavy rains lashing the city. Train services were affected due to heavy downpour as trains were running 40 to 50 minutes late on the Central Railway line. Pic/Anshul Vipat
An incident of a tree falling down on two cars at Damani Estate, near Shubh Hotel located in Thane was reported. No injuries were reported. Picture/ Shadab Khan
In pic: Two young school students enjoy cycling in the water clogged area of Juhu Galli in Andheri. Pic/Ashish Rane
In pic: Two school going girls take refuge under an umbrella as they walk back home from waterlogged areas in Juhu, Andheri. Pic/Ashish Rane
In pic: A young couple tries to capture the heavy showers of Mumbai rains on their mobile as a group of women walk home and a dog takes refuge on the foot-over-bridge. Pic/Ashish Rane
As heavy rains lashed the city, potholes, waterlogging, and traffic woes haunted citizens across Mumbai. In the picture, vehicles can be seen moving slowly on the Western Express Highway, Vileparle (East) as few vehicles take the route to International airport. Pic/Ashish Rane
In pic: A motorist was spotted rides triple seat on Western Express Highway, Santacruz East as the twp pillion rider try to save themselves from heavy rains with the help of an umbrella. Pic/Ashish Rane
A Twitter user shared this beautiful picture of what Mumbai looks like during the rains. And indeed, it's breathtaking! Pic/Twitter Chinmay Jain
A Twitter user shared this stunning picture of Powai lake and showed us how beautiful the city looks during the monsoon season. Pic/Twitter Mitalish421gma1
In pic: Vehicles pass through the potholes located on the Western Express Highway at Vile Parle near ambewadi, below the foot-over-bridge today. Pic/Nimesh Dave
A Twitter user shared this candid picture of two people walking past the metro as heavy rains lashed several parts of the city. Pic/Twitter Karan Patel
A Twitter user shared this picture that reflects the hustle and bustle of citizens life in Mumbai. While sharing the picture, the user captioned it: Scenes at Bandra East this morning due to heavy showers and Skywalk closure. Pic/Twitter Sree Menon
A Twitter user shared this stunning portrait of rains lashing the windows of the car as commuters had a tough time travelling within the city due to heavy downpour. Pic/Twitter BSA
After a delay of several days, the first spell of heavy rains lashed the metropolis and its outskirts Friday morning, slowing down road and rail traffic. The Met office has predicted moderate rainfall with a few spells of heavy showers in the financial capital in the next 24 hours. A look at how Mumbai coped with the heavy showers on June 28, 2019. (All Pictures Courtesy/Mid-day photographers, mid-day reporters, online desk and Twitter users)
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