Mumbai News

Heavy rain in parts of Mumbai; BEST routes diverted – Times of India

MUMBAI: Extremely heavy rains lashed various parts of Mumbai all through the night between August 3 and 4. In the 24 hours ending 8.30am on Tuesday, IMD Colaba observatory recorded 252.2 mm and IMD Santacruz observatory recorded 268.6 mm of rainfall.
This led to waterlogging in various parts of Mumbai and especially in low lying areas like King Cirle, Bandra’s linking road, Kurla ST depot, Pratiksha Nagar in Sion, Hindmata and Dadar TT. Owing to it BEST buses along the route also were required to be diverted.

Traffic was also hit on Tuesday morning on the western express highway owing to a landslide at Kandivali at Samta Nagar. No person was injured in the incident.

Weathermen said that the trend of heavy rains is expected to continue for the next 24-48 hours in Mumbai. “There was scattered heavy to very heavy with extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai and around in the last 24 hours. A red alert is already in place for the next 24-48 hours with extremely heavy rains being expected to continue for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar. The interior parts of Maharashtra also expect to recieve heavy rains.”
On Tuesday, there is a high tide at 12.47 pm of 4.45 metres. A high tide, when coupled with heavy rains, leads to waterlogging in the city as civic authorities are seen shutting the flood gates to avoid any seawater from entering into the city. Therefore if it rains heavy during this period rainwater stays within city limits for a few hours.
Rainfall reported over the last 12 hours in Mumbai
Colaba: 259mm, Bandra Kurla Complex : 230mm, Worli: 284mm, Bandra: 192mm, Borivali: 263mm, Mazgaon: 180mm, Mira road: 263mm, Borivali: 263mm, Malad: 308mm, Dahisar: 248mm, Airoli: 125mm, Thane (Kasarvadavli): 161mm, CBD Belapur: 107mm