Mumbai Rain LIVE Updates: High tide at coast; over 248 flights delayed amid heavy downpour

Mumbai Rain LIVE Updates: High tide at coast; over 248 flights delayed amid heavy downpour

Mumbai Rain LIVE Updates: High tide at coast; over 248 flights delayed amid heavy downpour

Mumbai is facing severe disruptions due to continuous heavy rainfall, leading to the closure of schools and suspension of train services

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  • 09, Jul, 2024
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Mumbai Rain LIVE Updates: High tide at coast; over 248 flights delayed amid heavy downpour

Mumbai continues to experience significant disruptions due to heavy rainfall, leading to the closure of schools and suspension of train services in various parts of the city and its surrounding areas. On Monday, some areas in Mumbai saw more than 300 mm of rainfall within a six-hour period, resulting in flooded roads and low-lying regions. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 'red' alert for the city on Tuesday, indicating that heavy showers are expected to continue, with no relief in sight.

Throughout Monday, the city was hit by continuous heavy rains, exacerbating the difficulties faced by residents and necessitating the closure of educational institutions. The IMD's prediction of heavy to very heavy rainfall on Tuesday means that local train services are likely to experience delays and cancellations. In just six hours on Monday, Mumbai recorded the second-highest rainfall in July, accumulating nearly 300 mm. By Tuesday morning, from midnight to 3 am, an additional 170 mm of rainfall had been recorded. The red alert for Mumbai is projected to remain in effect until 8:30 am.

The Central Railway services were notably disrupted due to waterlogging, despite efforts to mitigate the issue with high-capacity pumps in low-lying areas. This led to significant inconvenience for thousands of passengers as local trains were halted on tracks for extended periods. The impact of the heavy rainfall extended to air travel as well, with flight services facing interruptions due to low visibility and waterlogged runways. Approximately 50 flights were cancelled on Monday due to the adverse weather conditions, as reported by PTI.

In response to the heavy rainfall alert issued by the IMD, schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Pune, and rural parts of Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg will remain closed on Tuesday. The weather office has not only issued a red alert for Mumbai but also for Ratnagiri, Raigad, Satara, Pune, and Sindhudurg districts. Additionally, an orange alert has been issued for Thane and Palghar on Tuesday, July 9.

The continuous downpour in Mumbai and its surrounding areas has led to significant disruptions in daily life, impacting transportation and educational activities. With the IMD's prediction of continued heavy rainfall, residents are likely to face ongoing challenges

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