New Delhi, Jul 9: Heavy rains continued to lash several parts of Maharashtra on Monday. The heavy showers led to water-logging at several places. The weather department predicts that it will rain heavily in the next 24 hours. (Catch Lie Updated on Mumbai rains) Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Total COVID Cases Cross 2.25 Lakh-mark, 219 Fresh Deaths
The private weather agency Skymet has predicted that heavy to very heavy rainfall to continue over Mumbai and other coastal areas of Maharashtra during the next 24 to 48 hours. The incessant rains from Sunday night have affected the normal functioning of the city. There was water-logging in places like Kurla, Hindmata, Sion, Andheri, Dharavi, Matunga, Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan. At many places, traffic was moving quite slow, thus, leading to traffic congestion on the roads. Also Read - COVID-19 Cases in India See Biggest Jump of Nearly 25,000; Total Tally Rises Above 7.6 Lakh | Key Points
Traffic advisories have been issued asking people to travel only if necessary. The city has recorded 3-digit rainfall for the second consecutive day on Sunday. In the past 24 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday, the city recorded 122 mm of rains, whereas Mumbai had recorded 131 mm of rains on Saturday.
Meanwhile, local trains on the Central Railway line have been running smoothly since morning. Mumbai local trains between Thane to Vashi on trans harbour are running 10-15 minutes late. Western Railway said that local trains are being run at a restricted speed at Nallasopara due to waterlogging on the tracks.
In other reports, high tide is expected in Mumbai at around 8:46 AM and low tide are expected at 2:30 PM. As incessant rains continue to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas, lifeguard chairs have been arranged at all the six beaches here for better visibility, along with a manual siren, public address system, ring boys and life jackets. This came after two boys died and two feared drowned off Juhu beach here earlier this week.