Mumbai Rains: Incessant Downpour Halts Metro on Monday, IMD Warns of More Rainfall in Next 24 Hours
Mumbai, July 17: Mumbai on Monday witnessed heavy rainfall, with a few observatory recording 126.6 mm of rains in 12 hours. The rains disrupted transport services in the city and led to many diversions of bus routes. The Meteorological Department had issued warnings of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the the next 24 hours, which means people in Mumbai are to face more difficulties probably in the next 24 hours.
In two IMD observatories, one in Colaba and the other in Santa Cruz, the rainfall registered between 8 am and 8.30 pm was 48.6mm and 126.6 mm respectively. Reportedly, more than 45 mm of rainfall was recorded at many places in a period of one hour.
Bus diversions near National College in Bandra, Sion Road No.24 and Milan Subway was reported. Similarly, due to water logging, Andheri subway was closed for more than 30 minutes. Several areas in the city registered water-logging and left many stranded. However, with this the temperature has gone down and has effectively relieved the people of the heat.
According to Weather.com, while the temperature will remain within 30 degree Celsius, the rains will continue for at least seven more days. As on 11 pm , the precipitation level in Mumbai was 92 percent, while the humidity level remained 94 percent.
The rain is expected to also impact airline services and passengers should expect delay in services. As the traffic in several parts have witnessed jams, it is advised that any passenger departing in the next 24 hours must prepare their journey keeping the traffic congestion in mind.