Mumbai: With heavy rains throwing Mumbai’s life out of gear on Saturday, the deluge is expected to continue today as well. Also Read - Mumbai Receives First Rains of 2021, More Showers Likely in Coming Days
Extremely heavy rainfall is predicted for July 28, following which the local and state administration has advised people to stay indoors. An IMD advisory read, “Due to the strengthening of monsoon currents and the formation of a low-pressure area over North West Bay of Bengal, the rainfall intensity is very likely to increase over North Konkan during next 48 hours,” stated an IMD advisory.” Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rains Paralyse City, IMD Warns of 'Flooding', Local Trains Suspended Due to Waterlogging; BMC Declares Holiday
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Heavy rainfall had led to a cancellation of 11 flights and nine diversions which were scheduled to arrive at Mumbai airport on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, as many as 1000 passengers were also rescued from Mahalaxmi Express which stalled between two stations due to rains.