Monsoon 2017: Rainfall Intensifies in Mumbai, Local Railways Affected

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Monsoon 2017: Rainfall Intensifies in Mumbai, Local Railways Affected

The heavy showers also led to huge traffic jams on major roads like Sion Highway, Malad Link Road and Western Express Highway.

Maharashtra, July 17: Rains in Mumbai intensified on Monday, with a rainfall of 51 mm recorded till 7 PM. The massive downpour continued in all parts of the city, by the time this report was first published. According to Skymet Weather, weather conditions will remain conducive for rains to further intensify in Mumbai and adjoining regions.

Mumbai will witness a few heavy spells of showers in next 24 hours, the report claimed. Due to the incessant rainfall, temperatures are expected to settle below the normal levels.

The commuters are stuck at railway platforms as trains are running late. Out of the three train lines in Mumbai’s local train network, the Harbour line is most affected, with reports claiming that commuters were stuck on platforms.

The heavy showers also led to huge traffic jams on major roads like Sion Highway, Malad Link Road and Western Express Highway.

Mumbai Metro and Monorail were, however, unaffected and working on time. But commuters said they were unable to reach the stations due to severe traffic.

Meanwhile, Karjat and Pen in Konkan witnessed the highest amount of rainfall, up to 200mm. Matheran and Bhira followed close behind with 180mm of a downpour.

Weather update in Maharashtra

Apart from Mumbai, some of the major cities including Pune, Nashik, Malegaon and Parbhani recorded double-digit rainfall in the past 24-hour period, with Nashik leading the pack at 71.6mm rainfall. Pune recorded 26mm rain.

Vidarbha and adjoining areas will continue to receive to settle with moderate to heavy showers along with very heavy spells for the next three to four days. It is also expected that Vidarbha and Marathwada will receive moderate to heavy rains with one or two very heavy spells during the next three to four days.