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Monsoon mayhem: Rains bring Mumbai to a standstill, traffic halted

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Heavy rainfall in Mumbai has disrupted normal life in the last 48 hours with the weatherman predicting rainfall at regular intervals in the next 24 hours.

From Wednesday 8 am to 8 am this morning, the city recorded 84.7 mm rainfall, western suburbs recorded 95.89 mm, while eastern suburbs registered 76.27 mm rainfall, according to civic body weather stations.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall at regular intervals are likely to occur at one or two Met places in the city today,” a senior official at Met Department, Mumbai regional office, said.

The official informed that other parts of the state have also recorded adequate rainfall.

According to Met department figures, weather station at Dahanu Road recorded 111.5 mm rainfall, Alibaugh 72.8 mm, Ratnagiri 38.9 mm, Mahabaleshwar 106.2 mm, Harnail 218.9 mm, Nashik 11 mm and Satara 25.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

According to an official attached to Disaster Management Control Room at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), no untoward incident was reported so far including instances of water logging.

Met department has also issued high tide warning.

Meanwhile, the steady spell of rains has resulted in full supply stocks of water in all the seven reservoirs which supply water to Mumbai city.

“We are happy to inform that all lakes have reached up to the full supply level (FSL) marks and we won’t be having water scarcity for entire year,” said a senior official of BMC’s Hydrological department.

Deputy Municipal Commissioner (General Administration) Sudhir Naik said transport services under BEST and suburban rail services were running normal and no major water logging was reported in the metropolis.


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