Heavy Rains Lash Mumbai, Local Trains Affected on Harbour Line, IMD Warns of Heavy Showers
Mumbai, Sept 19: Heavy rains once again lashed Mumbai on Tuesday leading to water logging in several areas of the city and slowing down traffic movement. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday warned of heavy showers and thunderstorms in Mumbai and the coastal Konkan region in the three days from Sunday. Local trains on Central and Western line are running normally, while services towards Andheri on the Harbour line were operational till Bandra after a tree fell on an overhead wire between Andheri and Vile Parle. Catch live updates on Mumbai rains here
According to a report of private weather forecast Skymet, rains are expected to continue for at least another 2-3 hours before slowing down. Heavy thundershowers and gusty winds are likely to continue in many parts of Mumbai for the next 2-3 hours, precited the report. Last week, several parts of Mumbai received heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in Andheri, Bandra, Ghatkopar, Vashi and on Western Express Highway.
Life in Mumbai came to a standstill due to the heavy downpour on August 29, with several areas of the city experiencing floods and waterlogging. The incessant rains had slowed down vehicular traffic and heavily affected local train services, the lifeline of the city, leaving hundreds stranded at various places. The showers were compared with the July 26 deluge of 2005, although Mumbai received only one-third of rainfall as compared to the fateful day.