Mumbai rains LIVE UPDATES: The city witnessed heavy rains for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. The average rainfall recorded in July is 840.7 mm (Express Photo/Prashant Nadkar)
Maharashtra, Mumbai Heavy Rain, Weather HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on Wednesday. The city has been receiving incessant rain in the last week, with July already recording average rainfall of 840.7mm — the Santacruz observatory registered 827.5 mm rainfall in the first 10 days of the months.
More than 320 local trains in the city were cancelled on Wednesday, while several more were delayed. Flights were also running later due to the weather. An Air India plan to Mumbai overshot the runway while landing amid heavy rains, The Indian Express reported.
Vasai, Nallasopara and Virar, meanwhile, were left inaccessible by rail and road yesterday. Nearly 1,500 passengers were stranded after long-distance trains were halted outside these townships. The passengers along with around 400 residents from the low-lying salt pan lands in Manikpur were rescued on boats by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
Mumbai rains, weather forecast LIVE Updates: Incessant rains across Mumbai over the past few days have left most of the city flooded. Read in Hindi
Mumbai rains LIVE Updates: Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai since a week. According to IMD forecast, intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers at one or two places is likely over city and suburbs for the next 48 hours. Continuous rain with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at one or two places very likely over city and suburbs for the next 24 hours.
According to a data released by the private weather broadcaster Skymet Weather, Dahanu recorded extremely heavy three-digit 354 mm rainfall, while Mumbai’s Colaba observatory witnessed 171 mm of Monsoon showers. Santa Cruz too recorded record rainfall.