Mumbai Rains: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai will continue for the next two days, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The overnight rainfall in the city has led to water logging in areas like Goregaon, Kandivali Dahisar and Palghar.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has warned Mumbai residents about the heavy rainfall as well as high tides in a tweet. The BMC has said that city will hit by 4.90 metre high tides at 1:44 pm today and has appealed people to avoid venturing near sea or walking in waterlogged areas.
The municipal corporation has provided emergency call number for Mumbaikars, which is--1916.
As per IMD, there is a warning of heavy rainfall today along with a high tide of 4.90 meters at 1.44 PM We appeal citizens to avoid venturing near sea or walking in water logged areas. In any emergency call us on 1916 #MumbaiRainsLive#MumbaiRains#MCGMUpdates— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) August 3, 2019
Moreover, due to heavy rainfall, the suburban trains are also running late by 15 to 20 minutes, informed Central Railways.
The trains on trans harbour & 4th corridor towards kharkopar on CR are running smoothly.— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) August 3, 2019
However, due to intense rains, trains on main & harbour line are running at cautious speed, hence delayed.
As per updates from IMD, the intense rain will continue for next few hours..
Additionally, domestic airlines have also notified about the delay in flights in Mumbai due to heavy downpour. Budget airline IndiGo has requested all passengers to check delays or diversions of flights by sending an SMS---ST <flight no.><flight date> as DDMM.
#6ETravelAdvisory: Request all passengers to check for delays/diversions due to heavy rains in #Mumbai and #Surat. Please keep enough travel time in hand. For flight status, visit https://t.co/TQCzzy2a2s or send an SMS ST <flight no.><flight date> as DDMM.— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) August 3, 2019
Vistara airline has also informed its passengers about flight delays due to bad weather in Mumbai. Passengers travelling on Vistara airlines can check their flight updates by sending an SMS--UK <flight no> to 9289228888 for updated flight status.
#TravelUpdate : Due to heavy rains at Mumbai, traffic congestion is expected. Customers travelling from Mumbai are advised to allow more time for their journey to the airport. Please visit https://t.co/9eL33N630U or SMS UK <flight no> to 9289228888 for updated flight status.— Vistara (@airvistara) August 3, 2019
Further, the weather department has predicted strong winds, up to 60 kmph, along Maharashtra coast today afternoon.