Situation Worst due to heavy rains in Mumbai, water-filled in many areas


Mumbai: Rain continued in Mumbai, Thane, and its surrounding areas for the third consecutive day on Sunday, leading to waterlogging in the lower areas of the city. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains in some areas of the city over the next 24 hours. Some low-lying areas of the city received heavy rainfall, including Hindmata in central Mumbai and Chembur in east Mumbai.

According to IMD data, the Colaba Observatory in Mumbai recorded 129.6 mm of rainfall during the 24 hours from 8.30 am on Saturday, while the Santa Cruz Meteorological Center recorded 200.8 mm of rainfall in the same period. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a high tide warning and requested people to stay away from the sea shore.

Fishermen living in Colaba, Mumbai are taking help of the local administration due to the possibility of waterlogging in their homes due to continuous rains. A local says, “It has been raining heavily for the last 3 days. We are afraid of our security, because we live in low-lying areas. The administration should help us. ” On the other hand, Powai lake in Mumbai has overflowed due to continuous heavy rains.

Some other areas including Sindhudurg in neighboring Thane district and Konkan region also received heavy rainfall. According to IMD, moderate rainfall was recorded in some parts of Vidarbha. Thunderstorms are expected to rain in some areas of the region. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had earlier reported that there were reports of traffic jams and waterlogging from some areas of the city due to rain on Saturday. Apart from this, there have been 19 complaints of falling of trees or their branches.