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Mumbai Rains: IMD Predicts Heavy Rains And Thunderstorms In Mumbai

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Mumbai: Mumbai and the coastal Konkan regions will witness heavy rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms on Tuesday- the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned. It will continue to rain throughout the day, the IMD has warned. Following incessant showers on Monday, the IMD issued the warning for the same to occur on Wednesday as well. As per reports on the present situation in the city, there has been water logging in several places.

While CST road, Kurla has as much as 2 ft. waterlogging while Shyam Talav recorded 1.6 ft waterlogging same as Oberoi mall on the Western Express Highway. Hindmata also recorded waterlogging of 1 ft. Traffic was also affected at Santacruz-Chembur Link road. People may avoid these routes to steer clear of traffic.  Mumbai Police issued traffic advisories on Twitter asking commuters to take alternate routes to reach various destinations. “Commuters might face traffic congestion on roads leading to the Airport. Plan your journey accordingly so that you are in time to catch your flight #MumbaiRains,” said one such tweet by the police.

Although the trains are functioning normally, there may be delays owing to the collapse of a slab of the Vile Parle bridge in Mumbai’s Andheri. As per the forecast by IMD, intermittent showers are likely to occur with heavy falls at a few places. The IMD also predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in central Maharashtra. The maximum temperature will be 31 degrees Celcius while the minimum temperature will be 25 degrees Celcius.

“Santacruz stn S V Road water logged MCGM opened the drains. River like situation #mumbairains @RidlrMUM @RoadsOfMumbai @DisasterMgmtMum @SkymetWeather,” tweeted one of the commuters.

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