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.
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.
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.
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.