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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Thane; waterlogging reported at Sion, Dadar and other low lying areas – Mumbai Mirror

Heavy rain, accompanied by wind, lashed Mumbai and adjoining Thane on Friday, leading to water-logging at several places.

The Met department said that Mumbai had already received 10 cm of rainfall till 10.30am this morning.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai and adjoining coastal districts.

The Mumbai Police has also asked citizens to remain indoors and not venture out unnecessarily and take necessary precautions.

A view of JVLR. Photo: Ketki Angre

In the first rains of July, waterlogging has already started taking place at various locations, despite claims made by the BMC.

In fact, the civic body’s original plan for monsoon preparedness was also impacted due to COVID-19 induced lockdown.

The waterlogging was reported at Sion, King Circle, Hindmata at Dadar and other low lying areas.

Water logging at Kings Circle. Photo: Sachin Haralkar/BCCL

Water logging at Kings Circle. Photo: Sachin Haralkar/BCCL

Due to water-logging, there is slow moving traffic on roads in the city. The traffic on some roads have also been diverted.

“Possibility of 3-digits rainfall is very high over parts of Mumbai between the night of July 3rd and July 5th. Traffic jams and waterlogging in low lying areas cannot be ruled out,” said Skymet Weather.

It also said that they expect rain activities will continue after July 5 as well but the intensity of rain will reduce.

Heavy rains in Thane. Photo: Pratik Mukane

Heavy rains in Thane. Photo: Pratik Mukane

Several social media users also took to Twitter to share videos and photos of water-logging.