Heavy rains continued in Mumbai and its suburbs on Wednesday amid a red alert issued by the Meteorological Department of India (IMD). Waterlogging caused heavy rains at various places in Mumbai, disrupting normal life. There is a possibility of heavy rain in Mumbai today. The city received heavy rainfall at different places in the last 12 hours. The IMD said on Wednesday, “Western suburbs with more than 150 mm of rain had more impact.”
Red alert was issued for Maharashtra’s Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts. While the warning for Mumbai is for Wednesday only, for Thane, Palghar and Nashik is for both Wednesday and Thursday. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) witnessed the deadliest form of rain from Monday night to Tuesday morning, killing at least three people in separate incidents. A landslide incident also occurred in Malad on the Western Express Highway (WEH).
Mumbai recorded its second highest 24-hour rainfall (268.6 mm) in August in 10 years, while it also crossed the 2,000 mm rainfall mark for the season. Local train services on some routes in Mumbai and suburbs were suspended on Tuesday morning due to waterlogging. Mumbai has already touched 53.2% of August’s average rainfall. Between 8.30 pm on Monday and 8.30 pm on Tuesday, representatives of the Santa Cruz Weather Observatory, Suburbs and Mumbai recorded 268.6 mm of rain, of which 251 in a 12-hour period between 8.30 am and 8.30 am on Tuesday. Mm rainfall was recorded. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has appealed the residents to stay at home.