Mumbai, on Friday, received very heavy rainfall along with strong winds leaving many low-lying areas in the city waterlogged. According to Indian Meteorological Department, Colaba received 166mm of rainfall, and Santacruz received 61 mm in the last three hours on Friday.
Mumbai rainfall spell: Many areas of Mumbai today have very heavy rainfalls. Rainfall in latest 3-hours Till 1130IST of today 3rd July- Colaba-15.6cm and Santacruz-6.1cm. Warning for next 3-hour-Intense to very intense rain likely to continue at most places over Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/ZLPt3KzgxF- India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) July 3, 2020
As per the IMD's calculations, a rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm in 24 hours is considered as heavy rainfall, while a downpour between 115.5 and 204.5 mm is very heavy rainfall. Rainfall above 204.5 mm in 24 hours is categorised as extremely heavy rainfall.
Flooding was reported in Cuffe Parade, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Worli, Dadar, Parel, Chira Bazaar, Masjid Bunder and surroundings. In the suburbs, waterlogging was reported in Andheri forcing closure of the subway. Vehicle movement had slowed down in Borivali, Malad and Jogeshwari areas. Though Mulund, Bhandup and Powai also received good rain, there were no reports of any disruptions.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also received water logging complaints from eight areas-- Bhulabi Desai Road, Bindu Madhav Junction, Worli, Hindmata Junction, Dhobhi Ghat Cuff parade, Chirabazar, CP Office, and Byculla Police Station. Due to water-logging, traffic has been diverted in Parel, Hindmata, Gol Deul, and Sion.
BMC took to Twitter and shared dos and dont's for the public in view of further heavy rains.
The IMD Mumbai has forecast very heavy rain in Mumbai and Konkan over the next 24 hours, with a warning to people not to venture outdoors unless necessary.
Every year, Mumbai faces the wrath of monsoon as several roads get waterlogged bringing normal life to a standstill.