Mumbai experiences heavy overnight rainfall, water clogging in low-lying areas

Mumbai should expect heavy to very heavy rain on September 13 and 15, heavy rain on September 14 and 16, and moderate rain on September 17, according to IMD.

Press Trust of India September 14, 2022 11:47:17 IST
Mumbai experiences heavy overnight rainfall, water clogging in low-lying areas

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Mumbai experienced heavy overnight rains that led to water logging in some low-lying areas, but Wednesday morning’s less intense rain caused the water to drain. They claimed that trains and buses were operating normally in the city. Early in the morning, some areas of the city experienced a brief period of clear skies and sunlight. However, a yellow alert has been issued for the city.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a generally cloudy sky and moderate rain in the city and suburbs in the next 24 hours. There is also a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places, it said. There will be a high tide of 4.18 metres in the Arabian Sea here at 2.12 pm, civic officials said.

The city received heavy downpours during the night. This caused inundation in some low-lying areas like Sion, but the problem did not persist for long as the water receded after the rain intensity reduced in the morning, they said.

In light of the predicted heavy rain, the Met Office has also issued an “Orange” alert for Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Satara. Meanwhile, Mumbai experienced waterlogging in some areas due to the nonstop rain. The weekend’s rainfall is also likely to be more intense due to cyclonic circulation.

There have been reports of damage in 28 districts across the state as a result of the heavy rains, including Satara, Nashik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Beed, Latur, Washim, Yavatmal, Dhule, Jalna, Akola, Bhandara, Buldhana, Nagpur, Nandurbar, Mumbai Sub, Palghar, Thane, Nanded, Amravati, Wardha, Ratnagiri, Sind

In the 24-hour period till 8 am on Wednesday, the island city received 41.20 mm of rainfall, while the eastern and western suburbs recorded 39.89 mm and 39.04 mm of rainfall, respectively, the officials said.

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