Mumbai rains: Monsoons bring flooding to the city
As the southwest monsoon reached Mumbai, heavy showers made a comeback with great gusto. Trains were delayed, central line services were affected and black and white taxis are on strike, hence worsening the situation. In fact, water logging has also been reported from areas like Parel, Kural and Sion in the central part of the city.
During the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday, the city recorded a whopping 107 mm of rain.
The Colaba weather station recorded 22.4 mm of rainfall and the weather station in Santacruz recorded 25.6 mm. The temperature recorded were 24.6 and 25.6 degrees Celsius respectively.
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has asked residents to remain indoors and avoid venturing out if possible.
The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, and a high tide measuring 4.95 metres.
Now, over the next 24 hours, rains will continue over the maximum city and for now, Mumbai will only record light to moderate showers.