Mumbai, Sep 20: Incessant rains continue to lash the city of Mumbai since Tuesday, September 19, affecting normal life. The heavy rains caused water logging, slowed down traffic and halted the Mumbai local train services in many parts of the city. In view of the continuous rains, the Mumbai government has declared a holiday in schools on Wednesday, irrespective of the weather conditions, for the safety of students. We are running live news updates on the Mumbai rains; stay with us to catch the current status of Mumbai rains, local train services, and road traffic.
The Meteorological Department on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall with an active monsoon spell at various parts of the city for five days. Train services have delayed. Mumbai airport is closed till 5 AM today since Spicejet 703 from Varanasi – Mumbai skid off the runway in rain. Due to poor visibility, flight operations at Mumbai airport were suspended for half an hour.
Many flights have been cancelled. Chaotic scenes were reported at various airports as airport and airlines staff were shouted at by the passengers for delays and lack of information, the passengers claimed. “A precautionary holiday has also been announced for the colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region by the State Government,” tweets Mumbai Police.
Nariman Point has recorded a rainfall of 88 mm. The rainfall in other parts of the city, recorded at BMC’s automatic weather stations, is Worli where 110 mm rain was recorded. Chembur recorded 112 mm rainfall, Mulund (94 mm), Andheri (208 mm), Bandra (128 mm) and Borivli (204 mm).The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday had issued a warning of possible heavy rainfall across the city within two or three days. “As per information from the Colaba observatory, the north Konkan region of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and its
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday had issued a warning of possible heavy rainfall across the city within two or three days. “As per information from the Colaba observatory, the north Konkan region of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, will receive continuous rainfall. It is likely that some areas will receive very heavy rainfall,” the statement read.
On Tuesday, Mumbai recorded its second highest rainfall in a span of 12 hours. From 8.30 AM to 11.30 PM, IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded a rainfall of 225.3 mm. High tide is also expected in the evening at around 12:03 PM. Mumbai is likely to witness very heavy rains till Wednesday noon. Stay connected with us for live news updates on Mumbai rains, local train status, and road traffic.