Mumbai Rains: Hindmata And Chembur Waterlogged, IMD Forecasts ‘Heavy Falls’
Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai, Thane and other parts of Konkan Maharashtra for the third consecutive day on Sunday, causing waterlogging in some low-lying areas of the metropolis.
The India Meteorological Department has forecast intermittent rains in the city and suburbs "with possibility of heavy falls" at isolated places in the next 24 hours. Heavy rainfall inundated some low-lying areas of the city, including Hindmata in Central Mumbai, and Chembur in the eastern suburbs.
The Colaba observatory in South Mumbai recorded 129.6 mm rain in 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Sunday while the Santacruz weather station in the western suburbs recorded 200.8 mm rain during the same period, the IMD said.
The neighbouring Thane district and some other areas in Konkan region, including Sindhudurg, also receivedvery heavy rains. Some parts of Vidarbha received moderate rain, the IMD said, adding that thunderstorm with lightning is likely at isolated places in the region.
On Saturday, waterlogging and traffic jams were reported from some areas in Mumbai and there were 19 complaints of tree falling, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation earlier said.