Mumbai, Sept 19: Heavy rains and thundershowers occurred once again in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, causing water-logging and slowing down traffic movement in many parts of the city. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of downpour in Mumbai and the coastal Konkan region in the three days from Sunday. Local train services on Central and Western line are running little behind the scheduled time, however, services were operational till Bandra after a tree fell on an overhead wire between Andheri and Vile Parle. Stay connected with us to get latest updates on Mumbai trains, local trains and traffic across the city. Catch the live news updates of Mumbai rains day 2 here.
The incessant rains have started causing water-logging in parts of Mumbai. According to a report of private weather forecast Skymet, rains are expected to continue in Mumbai for at least another 2-3 hours. Slow traffic was reported in areas like Dadar, Worli, Lalbaug, Bandra, Andheri, Jogeshwari, Thane and Dombivali due to downpour. Isolated places in Greater Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during the 72 hours commencing from Monday, the IMD predicted.
On 29 August, Mumbai received 331 mm rainfall in 24 hours, paralysing normal life in the metropolis. Several people were stuck in their offices and on railway stations after the incessant rains had slowed down vehicular traffic and heavily affected local train services, the lifeline of the city. The showers were compared with the July 26 deluge of 2005, although the financial capital of the country received only one-third of rainfall as compared to the fateful day.