Mumbai Rains: BMC Tweets Traffic Advisory, Submerged Tracks, IMD Alerts of More Showers

Heavy rains continued to lash Maharashtra’s capital city Mumbai on Wednesday morning, bringing normal life to a grinding halt. Eight persons were injured after three cars collided with each other in the Sion area due to low visibility following heavy rainfall. The city will witness a high tide at 4.24 pm.

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The IMD issued an alert stating that a cyclonic circulation would bring more showers to the city in the next two days. Raigad and Ratnagiri districts in Maharashtra have also been warned of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday and Thursday.

“In the next 24 hours, Mumbai will be experiencing intermittent rain/shower with heavy falls in city and suburbs,” said the Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai.

Heavy waterlogging is reported from Chembur, Govandi, and Mankhurd. Rains have caused water logging in Dadar, Kurla, Palghar and Thane too. Traffic snarls were reported from several parts of the city due to waterlogging.

The city will witness a high tide at 4.24 pm on Wednesday, with waves reaching 3.75-meter high. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued an alert across the state. The Disaster Helpline Number is 1916.

The schools and offices will remain open. Most of the trains too are operating normally. However, trains on the Central and Western Line were running late.

“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.

The latest satellite imagery shows a cloud mass over the Arabian sea near Mumbai.

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Heavy rains in Mumbai at the beginning of the month had led to a wall collapse in Malad in which 30 people were killed. Several flights were canceled and diverted and traffic crawled at snail’s pace.

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