Monday turned into off to a wet and slippery start for Mumbai as the metropolis skilled heavy showers early within the morning. The rain, which had long past on a destroy for some days, got here lower back with a bang — inflicting hassle for Mumbaikars yet again.
Rains on Monday affected street and rail visitors and in short, disrupted operations on the Mumbai airport.
The suburban areas received round 20 mm rainfall in just three hours beginning 8.30 am, an official on the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) center said.
6: fifty-one pm: The Mumbai police have raised the alarm among Mumbaikars and asked them to take precautions and make certain protection following the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall (up to two hundred mm) inside the subsequent 24 hours.
6:01 pm: Three flights accomplishing Mumbai have been diverted, while eight departures and three arrivals at Mumbai airport had been canceled.
5:10 pm: Railway routes in Maharashtra has been affected as a boulder fell at the down the line between Thakurwadi-Monkey Hill at 3:15 pm. Both the down the line and centerline affected. A Mumbai-Pune line on Central Railway route is amongst primary routes which have been affected.
Four: forty pm: Vehicles and pedestrians struggle through flooded streets in Navi Mumbai following heavy rainfall inside the area.
4:00 pm: Amid heavy rains in Mumbai, a cab driver, in a video, turned into heard chanting prayers as he rushed the cab via the collected water on a highway. The video turned into posted with a caption, “Arriving in Mumbai became very excessive”, and the Twitter consumer stated that he saw a collection of human beings swimming across the toll road.
3:39 pm: It is predicted that the town will acquire greater rains nowadays. The catchment regions of dams that supply ingesting water to Mumbai also are receiving excellent precipitation. The city and its adjacent areas obtained heavy rains for four consecutive days in June cease-early July, badly affecting regular existence and disrupting rail, road and air site visitors at that point.
2:54 pm: IMD has expected that heavy to very heavy rainfall is probable to occur at a few places with extreme falls at isolated places in Raigad and Palghar district and a few places in Mumbai and Thane nowadays. Three diversions passed off these days at the Mumbai International Airport due to heavy rains.
2:39 pm: In simply three hours, the suburban areas acquired around 20 mm rainfall starting at eight.30 am on Monday, said a legitimate at the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) center. This precipitated water-logging on rail tracks at Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Sion and different stations because of which local trains on the Central Line were going for walks sluggish.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) expressed remorse over the inconvenience brought on to town citizens due to the heavy rainfall.
2:19 pm: Flight operations were seriously hit due to heavy rain and poor visibility. Although there had been no cancellations, as a minimum three flights had been diverted to other airports. Large components of the town and suburbs, except Palghar, Thane, and Raigad, were lashed with heavy rain considering that early Monday morning. While street traffic becomes affected with snarls at diverse locations, suburban trains had been operating normally.
1.30 pm: According to the IMD, the deluge will hold with Mumbai witnessing heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next 24 hours. “Heavy to hefty rainfall probable to occur at a few locations with extraordinarily falls at remote locations within the districts of Raigad & Palghar, and at some places in the district of Mumbai & Thane, these days,” stated the IMD bulletin.
The bulletin brought that the heavy rains will retain over July 9 and 10.
1.22 pm: Mumbai rains triggered water-logging on rail tracks at Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Sion and different stations because of which local trains on the Central Line had been walking sluggishly. Several nearby trains on the Central and Western strains were additionally canceled due to flooding on the tracks, railway officials said.
Office-goers who shuttle using local trains, taken into consideration the lifeline of Mumbai, have been hit tough because of the heavy downpour in the morning rush hour.
12.30 pm: Even bus offerings are hit as BEST diverted 37 bus routes at eight waterlogged locations, which can be waterlogged, as rains persisted at many places.
Eleven.00 am: As Mumbaikars grappled with early morning showers, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) confident residents that the scenario may be back to every day soon. “Dear Mumbaikars, the town has experienced heavy rainfall inside a closing couple of hours, mainly within the eastern suburb. We remorse all of the inconvenience that has showered alongside. But the depth is at the decline now, and our groups will try and pump out logged water as quickly as viable.”
10.10 am: The rain did no longer even spare aerial motion as flight operations had been suspended for nearly 20 minutes at the busy Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. While no flights had been canceled, three were diverted due to low visibility.