Mumbai, July 18: The rains in Mumbai have been unstoppable from last few days. Monday recorded the highest rainfall in the past three years on a single day, becoming the wettest day of July. The city recorded 127 mm rainfall on Monday in just 12 hours that surpassed the 24-hour rainfall record. However, the heavy downpour affected the city’s lifeline Mumbai local. The trains at the Central and Harbour line were running late by 15-20 minutes. Tuesday morning was no different as Mumbaikars woke up to heavy, continuous showers. The Skymet Weather Forecast predicts that the maximum city will receive moderate to heavy showers for the next 24 to 48 hours. There is also a possibility of few sharp showers in some parts of the city.
Celebrities have also taken to local trains to avoid the heavy traffic jams on roads. Due to the heavy downpour in the Bollywood city, actress Sonali Kulkarni chose to travel in local train instead of a car to avoid slow-moving traffic. Sonali was shooting at the Rajkamal studio, accompanied by 2-3 women. The actress took to Twitter to share how due to non-stop pouring, she travelled in a local train and also uploaded a selfie from Elphinstone Road station.
Due to incessant rains, the lakes that provide water to Mumbai are 66% full. The heavy rains led to the overflow of Lake Modak Sagar on Saturday. The rains in the dream city affected the traffic very badly. Highways and freeway were jammed due to traffic. On Monday night, traffic was moving slow on Pedder Road, North Bound, Tardeo due to heavy congestion. The Mumbai Police Twitter handle was updating the traffic scenes to the citizens to ensure their convenience and keep them informed. The handle further stated that the traffic was moving slow on the Kherwadi Bridge, Kalanagar Bridge, North-bound, and Western Express Highway. (ALSO READ: Mumbai Local Train Status & Road Traffic Jams Due to Heavy Rains: Check Current Status of Public Transport Today)
There was waterlogging in areas such as Linking Road, S V Road, V M Road, Maheshwari Udyan (King Circle), Matunga, Baiil Bazar, Halav Bridge, Sonapur Junction, Kurla due to heavy rains. The subway in Andheri was shut for 30 minutes due to water logging. There was water accumulation outside the Sahar Police station on Monday due to non-stop heavy showers.
As the rains are unstoppable even on Tuesday morning, Mumbaikars took to Twitter to share their love and hatred towards Mumbai rains:
The BMC’s Disaster Management Control Room informed that South Mumbai recorded 75.8 mm rainfall on Monday, while suburbs received a massive 126.6 mm rain from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm Monday.