Heavy rains lashed the city Thursday leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls at several locations in Mumbai. The city may witness one or two spells of heavy rain on Friday too, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast.
From 8 am to 8 pm on Thursday, the city received 60.34 mm rainfall, while the eastern and western suburbs received 57.48 mm and 64.92 mm rainfall, respectively. The relative humidity was 93 per cent at Colaba and Santacruz IMD stations.
Thursday’s rains proved troublesome for commuters as the city witnessed waterlogging at Sion subway, Milan subway, parts of Dongri, near Inox tower in Mahim, parts of Andheri, including the Veera Desai road. “Hindmata was also flooded for half an hour in the afternoon. However, traffic was not affected much,” said a senior civic official from the disaster management department of the civic body.
According to the traffic department, vehicular movement was slow during the day. Traffic in and around Pydhonie and Crawford Market area was affected. Lalbaug was affected too due to waterlogging.
The city has also seen high tides in the last four days, with the level going up to 4.5 metres on Thursday afternoon.
At least 19 trees fell due to rains. Of these, 11 were in the island city, four each in the western and eastern suburbs.
Meanwhile, the heavy rain cooled the city with maximum temperature at Colaba and Santacruz falling four degrees below normal on Thursday. The maximum temperature at Colaba was 27.2 degrees Celsius, 4.4 degrees below normal, while Santacruz recorded 27.6 degrees Celsius, 4.3 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature at Colaba was 24.6 degrees Celsius, 1.4 degrees below normal. At Santacruz it was 24.2 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal.
2 firemen among 4 injured
In a rain-related incident, a 25-year-old man sustained injuries due to electrocution near Golden Hotel on LBS Marg. Mahesh was admitted to Sion hospital and is said to be in a critical state. at Chembur, two firemen were injured when a tree fell on a fire brigade vehicle. In another instance, a man sustained head injuries after some parts of Shalimar building on Babubhai Chinai Road collapsed Thursday morning. Nazir Shaukat Ali Shaikh (24), was admitted to the GT Hospital and discharged by evening.