Mumbai rains highlights: Churchgate-Virar train service resumes; first local left at 11.58 pm

Incessant rainfall starting Monday evening has rendered parts of Mumbai inundated. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning saying that residents should expect heavy rainfall in Mumbai over the next three days.

IMD officials have attributed the rains to upper-air cyclonic circulation over south Rajasthan and a low-pressure area which is moving westward from Odisha, reports The Free Press Journal. An IMD official was quoted as saying, "There was widespread rainfall in the city and it will continue in a similar manner for next three days. The eastern suburbs of Mumbai received good rainfall as compared to other areas of the city."

According to CNN-News18, transport has been affected by the heavy rains as flights are experiencing a 20 minute delay on average. Further, the suburban railway is experiencing heavy delays with many trains being cancelled or delayed for long periods. The stations too have been affected as water-logging has been reported at Sion, Mahim and Bandra stations.

Further, the city is likely to experience a high tide measuring 3.32 metres in height at 4.35 pm on Tuesday.


Published Date: Aug 29, 2017 01:27 am | Updated Date: Aug 30, 2017 07:06 am


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