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City receives some respite from SW monsoon

After a weekend of heavy downpour, residents of this metropolis today got a respite from rains allowing them to get back to work.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2008 13:05 IST

After a weekend of heavy downpour, residents of this metropolis on Monday got a respite from rains allowing them to get back to work.

Air, rail and bus services, which were severely affected during the weekend, were plying as usual on Monday as water receded from the roads and tracks.

However, the weather office said that warning to fishermen not to venture into the sea continues as the sea is rough.

Due to active monsoon conditions, the weather office also has given port warning to keep the danger signal No LC III hoisted at ports from Dahanu to Marmugaon of Maharashtra Goa coast.

Train services on both western and central lines are normal and have not been affected by the rain, railway sources said.

All the morning flights were on time although several flights were delayed over the week-end, airport sources said.

The weather office had forecast thundershowers with possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in parts of city and suburbs accompanied by strong gusty winds.

The southwest monsoon which set in on Saturday was coupled with high tide in the Arabian sea resulting in flooding in several low lying areas, including the railway tracks, throwing normal life out of gear.

The rainfall recorded at Santa Cruz and Colaba observatories during the last 24 hours till 8 30 am on Monday are 85.1 mm and 92.2 mm respectively, the weather office said.