Parts of Navi Mumbai and Palghar have been witnessing heavy rains since Wednesday morning. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert indicating heavy to very rains till July 23 in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar.
Officials said that as per latest radar observations from Mumbai, the winds in lower level are westerly and have been strengthened too. These winds will ensure moisture from Arabian Sea over the city and adjoining areas, required for sustaining the rainfall activity.
Waterlogging hit vehicular traffic in most parts of the city including Sion and Chembur.
Meanwhile, the Central Railway said that local train services are running normally on the Main Line, Harbour Line, Trans-harbour Line and the Fourth Corridor. No long-distance trains have been rescheduled as well.
Bus route A254 was diverted in waterlogged area of Andheri this morning. The bus services were normal at other places, officials said.
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Meanwhile, the weather department also predicted extremely heavy rain over parts of Raigad, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.
According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai city has received 11.69 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8 am on Wednesday. The eastern suburbs recorded 17.95 mm and western suburbs recorded 13.24 mm of rainfall. The BMC suggests high tide at 9:35 pm with a height of 3.63 metres. Also, a high tide was observed at 9.52 am. A low tide of 2.09 metres is likely to occur at 3.43 pm today.
In Navi Mumbai, as per the data shared by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, the city received a total of 1821.18 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Wednesday. Belapur received 54.20 mm rainfall while Nerul, Vashi, Koparkhairne and Airoli received 53.60 mm, 43.60 mm, 52.20 mm, and 46.10 mm rain respectively. The average rain received from 8.30 am on Tuesday to 8.30 am on Wednesday in Navi Mumbai was 49.94 mm.
This year, the onset of monsoon was declared on June 9, two days before its official onset date.
IMD Colaba and Santacruz observatories have reported 1365.8 mm and 1943.7 mm rainfall since June 1.
Fishermen are advised not to venture along and off the North and South Maharashtra-Goa coast till July 24.
The BMC has appealed to people to stay at home unless there is an emergency following incessant rain since Sunday. On Sunday, 33 people were killed in the metropolis in rain-related incidents, including 19 in Mahul area of Chembur where a retaining wall collapsed on some houses after a landslide.