New Delhi, Jul 9: Heavy rain have been lashing Mumbai, leaving large parts of the city waterlogged. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a fresh warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining districts. The fresh downpour has brought back traffic woes for the city. Stay with us to catch live news updates on Mumbai rain and local trains status.Also Read - Video of Crocodile Crawling Around the Streets of Maharashtra's Sangli Goes Viral | WATCH
The water-logging in Sion, Andheri, Ghatkopar, Hindmata Circle in Parel, King’s Circle in Matunga and several other areas forced the Mumbai Traffic Police to divert traffic. Also Read - 5 Dead, 1 Injured as Construction Lift Collapses in Mumbai's Worli: BMC
The downpour flooded low-lying areas of Parel, Dharavi, Matunga and King’s Circle in Mumbai and towns in the neighbouring Thane district, including Diva, Dombivali, Kalyan and Ambernath, as per media reports. Also Read - Karnataka, Himachal, Telangana: When Will Schools Reopen in These States? Check Latest Updates Here
Skymet has predicted that the offshore trough extending along the West Coast will shower moderate to heavy rains over South Gujarat, Konkan and Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Kerala. The IMD has also forecast heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining districts over the next 24-48 hours. While temperatures have dropped due to continuous rainfall, the onset of monsoon has disrupted routine life in pockets of Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, over 100 people stranded at a waterfall near Mumbai were rescued in a multi-agency operation. Nearly 120 people had gone for a picnic at the Chinchoti waterfall, located in the Tungareshwar hill range at Vasai in the neighbouring Palghar district, around 75 km from Mumbai, and got stranded following a heavy downpour.