Mumbai: Heavy rains lashed the city today disrupting rail and road traffic and causing inconvenience to commuters, officials said. According to the weather office, more rain is in store for the next 24 hours till Friday morning.
According to weather officials, Colaba (south Mumbai) recorded 21 mm rain, while Santacruz (north Mumbai) recorded rainfall of 75 mm till 9 am Thursday.
Rail and road traffic was hit as trains were running late by 15-30 minutes. Most arterial roads of the city were flooded with water, making it difficult for vehicles and pedestrians to commute.
Making a late entry against the predicted date of 10 June, the rainfall left many areas of northwest Mumbai including Khar, Jogeshwari, Bandra, Goregaon, and Malad waterlogged.
The weather department has issued a warning for heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours in the city as well as the coastal region of Mumbai and Konkan.
The city’s maximum temperature was 30 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature recorded was 27 degrees Celsius.
Mumbai has been facing a severe water crisis after the monsoon skipped its regular date of 10 June this year.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had warned that the city with a population of nearly 18 million will face severe water shortages for the rest of the year if monsoon fails.
Continuous rain has left several low-lying areas in south Mumbai waterlogged and traffic snarls on the two main Express highways. Low-lying areas including Hindmata, Parel and Dadar are partially submerged in water.