Watch video: Mumbai faces water-logging, traffic snarls due to heavy rains

22 September 2016, 09:09 AM

Heavy rainfall over the last few days has added to the problem of people owing to further delays in repairs of potholes. Heavy rains central Mumbai and the suburbs have impacted road surfaces, traffic jams have been reported in several parts of the city, especially in the western suburbs.

According to the India Meteorological Department data, Mumbai received the highest 24-hour rainfall over the last four years between 8.30 am on Tuesday and 8.30 am on Wednesday — 142.6 mm in Santa Cruz.The IMD officials predicted intermittent showers for Thursday, adding heavy rains are likely to occur at a few places.

Mumbai will receive very heavy rain fall in next forty eight hours, according to an official from The India Meteorological Department (IMD). In its forecast for Mumbai and suburban areas, the IMD predicted intermittent or continuous rain or showers with few heavy spells beginning from 10 am on September 21 progressing to very heavy rains for next two days. 

Joint secretary of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), Rajiv Nivatkar said. "Exceptionally heavy rains are expected in the city from the morning of September 23," he said.

There are two cyclonic circulation developing, one along the coast of Andhra Pradesh and the other along the coast of Arabian sea. Cyclonic circulation now along the coast of Andhra Pradesh is gaining strength. Coupled with that, another cyclonic circulation is developing over the Arabian sea off the Mumbai coast, the official said.

First Published: Thursday, September 22, 2016 08:25 AM

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