In pics: Rains lash Mumbai for 5 days in a row; flights delayed, schools shut

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 12:57 IST
Motorists complained of bumper-to-bumper traffic between Kandivli and Bandra till 2 pm on Wednesday. (Reuters)

Incessant rains lashed Mumbai and suburban areas for the fifth day in a row on Thursday.

Since last Sunday, Mumbaiites have been waking up to a thick cloud cover and heavy early morning downpour which led to waterlogging in several areas, local trains running late, delay in flights and many schools remaining closed.

A boy looks out from the window of his school bus during a rain shower in Mumbai on Tuesday. (AP)

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, Santacruz recorded 142.6mm rain while Colaba recorded only 37.4mm.

The highest 24-hour rainfall figure for September in the past 10 years was recorded on September 4, 2012 at 185.2 mm.

However, the all-time high record was observed on September 23, 1981 at 318.2mm.

Schoolgirls ride home on a scooter in the rain in Mumbai. (AP)

Water logged roads after heavy early morning downpour. (Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)

Motorists complained of bumper-to-bumper traffic between Kandivli and Bandra till 2 pm on Wednesday. The route between Santacruz airport and Bandra on the WEH saw traffic slowed down to a crawl in the afternoon till 4 pm on Wednesday

The situation at Andheri-Kurla Road worsened through the course of Wednesday as the stretch went from slow-moving traffic to heavy congestion. Vakola and Santacruz-Chembur Link Road also reported traffic snarls.

Further towards the island city, LJ Road in Mahim, Dadar TT and Lalbaug Flyover along with Peddar Road had slow traffic movement.

Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam during heavy rains in Mumbai. (Reuters)

Water logged roads after heavy early morning rains in Mumbai on Thursday. (Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)

In a tweet last night, Tendulkar lauded the efforts of @MumbaiPolice. He tweeted, “Come rain or shine @mumbaipolice is truly dedicated to our safety&well being (even in the rains) I salute them all!” He also attached a 41-second video of showing police regulating traffic.

Between Wednesday and Thursday, Harnai in Ratnagiri district recorded the maximum rainfall at 218.9mm. A day after Dahanu recorded its all-time high rainfall figures at 528.6mm, levels dropped to 111.5mm on Thursday.

Other areas such as Mahabaleshwar recorded 106.2mm, Alibaug 72.8mm, Ratnagiri 38.9mm and some areas in Marathwada recorded levels above 40mm.

Women stand outside a railway station holding umbrellas during a rain shower in Mumbai. (AP)

Water logged roads after heavy early morning rains in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)

(Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)

(Kunal Patil/ Hindustan Times)

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