Heavy rain lashes Mumbai

Heavy rain lashes Mumbai

Met warns of strong wind across west coast

Heavy rain lashes Mumbai

Torrential rain battered the financial capital through Friday into Sunday leaving the transport system in disarray with rail tracks and roads flooded.

The weather bureau warned community project officials and public services to remain alert as the Konkan-Goa belt will witness “very heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds in the next 24 hours.”

Several long-distance trains scheduled to leave Mumbai were delayed by three to six hours while incoming services were terminated midway.

According to the meteorological department, Mumbai will also witness “extremely heavy rainfall, accompanied by strong wind speeds reaching 45-50 kmph.” Since Saturday, the city has recorded 14.16 cm of rainfall in Colaba and 8.77 cm in Santacruz.

While cautioning fishermen against venturing into the sea, the met department stated that the Arabian Sea will have waves from “very rough to high” with heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Elsewhere in the state, the recorded rainfall has shown marked improvement compared to last year’s monsoon.

Among the drought-stricken areas, Aurangabad received 9.18 cm of rainfall, Jalna 9.24 cm, Parbhani 6.35 cm, Hingoli 12.8 cm, Nanded 12.10 cm, Beed 6.29 cm and Osmanabad 5.20 cm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.

In the coastal belt, Murud (Janjira sea fort) in Raigad received 24 cm of rainfall, while Palghar notched 16 cm, Mhalsa 15 cm, Pen 14 cm, Kinwat 12 cm, Harnai 11 cm, Thane, Roha and Panvel 10 cm each, Uran, Shrivardhan and Dapoli 9 cm each, Jalna and Matheran received 8 cm of rainfall each.