Heavy rain lashes Mumbai

Thu 16 Jul 2020, 10:54:30
Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas throughout the last night. According to Deputy Director General, Meteorology K.S Hosalikar, extremely heavy falls were recorded at isolated places.

He informed that Bandra, Bandra Kurla Complex (East), Santacruz, Colaba, Mahalaxmi, Ram Mandir and NSC (Worli) stations of Mumbai have reported more than 10 centimetres of rainfall. Till 6.30 a.m., Colaba recorded 152 millimetres rainfall while Santacruz recorded 159.4 mm rainfall. He also informed that rains are continuing and many low lying areas are water logged due to the downpour.

The IMD has issued a red warning for Mumbai and other coastal areas in Maharashtra following heavy rains in the region.

The Met Department has said that the financial capital of the country would continue to be lashed with heavy downpour for around six more hours.

Following heavy rainfall, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has requested people to follow all necessary precautions, stay away from the shore and not to venture into waterlogged areas.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar visited the Disaster Management Control Room at the BMC Headquarters and took stock of the measures being taken to tackle the heavy rains in the city.

IMD, Mumbai has also issued heavy rainfall warnings in North Konkan: South Konkan,North central Maharashtra, South central Maharashtra and Vidarbha region.

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