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Heavy rains in Mumbai: Several areas submerged, moderate showers predicted for next 3 days

"Mumbai and surrounding areas received moderate to heavy rain in last 24 hrs. Most of it occurred since early morning," tweeted KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director, Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 27, 2020 6:23:48 pm
mumbai rains, maharashtra rains, thane rains, belapur rains, mumbai rainfall, north india rains, mumbai monsoon, mumbai monsoon rains, indian express The Colaba weather station recorded over 60 mm rainfall while Santa Cruz recorded 100 mm in the last 24 hours, according to the weather bureau. (Photo: Reuters)

Mumbai received intense spells on rain on Monday morning  as several areas in the city, including Dadar and Hindmata, and suburbs witnessed water logging. Heavy traffic congestion was also witnessed in several parts of the city and especially in Vashi area of Navi Mumbai.

It has been raining intermittently since last night in Mumbai and adjoining areas, said (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) BMC earlier today.

The weather department has forecast cloudy sky with moderate rain in the city. It also stated the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places.

“Mumbai and surrounding areas received moderate to heavy rain in last 24 hrs. Most of it occurred since early morning,” tweeted KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director, Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai.

The Colaba weather station recorded over 60 mm rainfall while Santa Cruz recorded 100 mm in the last 24 hours, according to the weather bureau.

Private forecaster Skymetweather said isolated spells of rain might continue for the next 3 to 4 days over Mumbai and suburbs, but the overall intensity of rain would remain subdued.

Weather website Skymetweather stated that isolated spot rain and patchy showers may continue for the next 3 to 4 days over Mumbai and suburbs, but the overall intensity of rain will remain subdued.

The Meteorological Centre also predicted generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain for 48 hours.

Mumbai achieved its rainfall target for the month on July 15. Till Friday morning, it recorded 1,344 mm rainfall against the monthly target of 840.7 mm.

Meanwhile, the rainfall recorded in the catchment area of the seven lakes that supply water to the city remained low. Mumbai gets water from Bhatsa, Middle Vaitarna, Upper Vaitarna, Tansa and Modak Sagar, which are in Thane and Nashik districts. Tulsi and Vihar are located within the city limits in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Bhatsa lake, which is the biggest contributor to the water supply at 50 per cent, received only 16 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending at 6 am on Friday. Modak Sagar received 12mm, while Tansa received 2 mm of rain in the same time period. Vihar and Tulsi lakes received 7 mm and 26 mm, respectively.

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