Rain havoc in Mumbai

Rain havoc in Mumbai

Rain havoc in Mumbai

Rain continued to lash Mumbai for the third consecutive day on Saturday, disrupting suburban train services. This comes even as the Met Department predicted heavy showers over the next two days in Mumbai, Konkan and Goa region.

“This good and sustained spell of rain is thanks to the offshore trough formed over the Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast. There is also an upper air cyclonic circulation developing over the south of Gujarat and north Konkan,” said V K Rajeev, director, India Meteorological Department, Mumbai.

On Friday, the Colaba and Santa Cruz observatories in Mumbai recorded a rainfall of 26.8 mm and 50 mm, respectively.

The continuous downpour has affected the movement of local trains, with some running at least 15 minutes behind schedule. No cancellations have been reported so far.

However, the downpour has not caused any major flight delays or cancellations.

In Mulund, a 15-year-old boy playing near a road accidentally fell in an open gutter and drowned. He was immediately rushed to Mulund Hospital, but was declared brought dead.

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