This Article is From Jul 04, 2020

Heavy Rainfall In Mumbai, Several Parts Report Water-Logging, Traffic Jams

The weather office had issued a red alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, forecasting "extremely heavy rainfall" today at many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.

Heavy Rainfall In Mumbai, Several Parts Report Water-Logging, Traffic Jams

Water-logging after heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Maharashtra, this evening.

Highlights

  • Weather office issued a red alert forecasting extremely heavy rain today
  • Many areas in Mumbai are facing problems due to water-logging
  • The red alert for heavy rainfall is not applicable for tomorrow
Mumbai:

Heavy rainfall was reported across Mumbai this evening leaving many low-lying areas to struggle with water-logging and traffic jams.

Areas like Hindmata, Dharavi Cross Road, Dadar TT, Shakkar Panchayat Wadala and Below Chembur Bridge in the city faced problems due to water-logging, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. "Measures are being taken to recede water," it tweeted.

The weather office earlier issued a red alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, forecasting "extremely heavy rainfall" today at many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. "On July 4, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. At some places extremely heavy rainfall is possible," an IMD official said.

Pictures on social media this evening showed vehicles making way on Mumbai roads in knee-deep waters.

High tide hit Marine Drive in Mumbai this morning as Mumbai's civic body, the BMC, warned people to stay away from the coast.

Mumbai's suburbs and neighbouring Thane received more than 100 mm rainfall since this morning, the IMD said. Interior Maharashtra also received fairly widespread rainfall, it added.

The red alert for heavy rain will not be applicable for tomorrow, officials said.

Yesterday, the first spell of heavy rain of this monsoon season saw maximum rainfall in South Mumbai where Colaba recorded 22 cm out of which 15 cm were recorded in the last three hours alone.

The Mumbai Police has advised citizens not to venture out of their homes.

"All citizens are advised to remain indoors, not venture out unnecessarily and take necessary precautions," the city police said on its official Twitter handle.