Heavy rain expected in the next 24 hours in Mumbai city

Mumbai city on Monday encountered a massive rainfall early in the morning causing a slimy and slippery all over. The rain, which had gone on hold from the past few days, has returned with a blast -making the struggle for Mumbai people over again.

Train transportation, Mumbai airport flight take-offs, and the road means are all influenced by heavy rain on Monday.

The rural areas underwent around 20 mm rainfall in just three hours starting 8.30 am, an official at the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) centre said.

The officer of India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) center said the rural areas underwent rainfall of around 20 mm within three hours starting from 8.30 am.

Some of the recent developments in Mumbai Rainfall is as follows.

At around 2:19 pm aviation services have been seriously hit due to heavy rain and poor visibility. Although there were no cancellations, at least three flights deviated to other airports. Huge areas of the city and outskirts, besides Palghar, Thane, and Raigad, were strapped with heavy rain since early Monday morning. While road traffic was struck with tangles at several places, suburban trains were working usually.

At around 1.30 pm according to the IMD, the flow will continue with Mumbai perceiving heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next 24 hours. The IMD bulletin said “Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at a few places with extremely falls at isolated places in the districts of Raigad & Palghar, and at a few places in the district of Mumbai & Thane, today,” also saying that the heavy rains will continue over July 9 and 10.

1.22 pm: Mumbai rains made water-blockage on train tracks at Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Sion and other stations due to which local trains on the Central Line were running delayed. Various local trains on the Central and Western lines were also cancelled due to flooding on the railway paths, railway officials said.

Officials who completely depend upon the local train as their daily transportation which intern considered as the backbone of Mumbai was caught by heavy rain causing the hurdle in morning peak hour.

Around 12.30 pm, around 37 bus routes deviated causing the bus transportation due to water blockage on several areas as rainfall remained as it is.

Around 11 am Mumbai citizens caught in drizzles. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) confirmed that the condition will become usual as earliest by consoling “Dear Mumbaikars, the city has experienced heavy rainfall in the last couple of hours, especially in the eastern suburb. We regret all the inconvenience that has showered along. But the intensity is on the decline now and our teams will try to pump out logged water as soon as possible.”

Around 10.10 am the rain created a worse situation even in air flight movement as aviation transactions were delayed for almost 20 minutes at the busy Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Although neither of the flights was cancelled, still due to low visibility three flights were diverted.

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