Mumbai: Incessant Rains has again caused trouble for the residents as parts of the city have been flooded and railway tracks have submerged.Also Read - Mumbai Rains Highlights: Gates of Middle Vaitarna Dam Opened as City Receives Heavy Downpour
As many as 17 inbound flights were diverted from the Mumbai airport on Friday as the city witnessed heavy downpour on Friday, said the airport authorities. Also Read - Maharashtra Rains: 13 Killed, Over 560 Rescued; More Heavy Rain Expected Today
Ashish Shelar, a BJP MLA from Bandra West, reviewed heavy rainfall situation and asked concerned Headmaster /principal to take the decision for declaring holiday on Saturday, considering local rainfall situation. Also Read - More Rains in Forecast For Mumbai, Konkan & Western Maharashtra, Says IMD
According to IMD Colaba and Santa Cruz observatory, the rainfall recorded as on Friday was 24.2 mm and 23 mm respectively. Besides, Mumbai is likely to receive a good amount of rainfall on Saturday as well, predicted the Met Department. Intense spells of rain are likely to continue in the districts of Thane, Raigad and Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said yesterday.
Mahesh Palawat, vice-president of meteorology and climate change department in SkyMet Weather, stated, “We are expecting such rain activity to continue till June 27 and the intensity will decrease from July 28. From June 29, we expect a significant decrease in rain activity. Although occasional light to moderate showers will continue, heavy rains or extremely heavy rains are ruled out.”