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In pics: Rain lashes Mumbai, downpour to continue till Sunday; think about your weekend plans

Mumbai city news: While Mumbai recorded moderate rain, areas around the city such as Thane, Palghar, Panvel and Raigad recorded heavy rain.

mumbai Updated: Jul 14, 2017 14:07 IST
A man braves the rain in Mumbai on Friday.
A man braves the rain in Mumbai on Friday.(Praful Gangurde)

Mumbai woke up to moderate showers on Friday with many locations in the suburbs recording more rain than south Mumbai.

While Mumbai recorded moderate rain, areas around the city such as Thane, Palghar, Panvel and Raigad recorded heavy rain.

A biker drives through the rain at Dadar in Mumbai. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Between 8.30am Thursday and 8.30am Friday, the Santacruz weather station, representative of the suburbs, recorded 26.3mm rain while Colaba, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 30.8mm.

According to weather data from the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), on Friday morning between 8am and 12pm, Powai recorded the maximum rainfall in the city at 67mm, followed by Malad at 21.6mm and Bhandup at 20.4mm.

A woman takes shelter under a tree as the roads around her get waterlogged. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

The Mumbai police put out a tweet warning commuters of the slow traffic at Malad subway.

Thane, on the other hand, experienced heavy rains from 10am. Incidents of trees falling and water logging were witnessed at several parts of the city. The regional disaster management department has issued a high tide warning at 5.10.pm.

Thane recorded 52mm of rain between 8.30am Thursday and 8.30am Friday. From 8am to 12pm, 12mm rain was recorded, according to data from the Thane Municipal Corporation.

A woman cautiously gets out of her car at Dadar owing to the downpour. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Meanwhile, the city of Navi Mumbai received average rainfall over the past two days. However, the rain water has submerged certain areas including several subways and playgrounds across the city.

Officials from the disaster management cell said that the average rainfall received in the past 24 hours was 61.85 mm. With 72.20 mm, CBD Belapur received the maximum rainfall in since Thursday, followed by Nerul (67.4 mm), Vashi (63.20 mm) and Airoli (44.20 mm). Some areas of Belapur also witnessed waterlogging.

“Because of the incessant rain, a massive tree fell down at sector 11 in Kopar Khairane on Friday morning. However, no one suffered injuries in the accident,” an official said.

While Mumbai recorded moderate rain, areas around the city such as Thane, Palghar, Panvel and Raigad recorded heavy rain. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Tushar Pawar, deputy commissioner, NMMC said, “Our officials are ready to help and rescue people 24x7. As soon as they receive a call, they reach the spot within a few minutes.”

Under the weather department’s classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm is ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm is ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm is ‘extreme’.

Pedestrians shield their documents and other valuables from the rain at Dadar. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

The weather bureau predicted intermittent showers with heavy rain at a few places in the city for rest of Friday till Sunday. “An off-shore trough combined with a low pressure area over south Gujarat has intensified rainfall over the Konkan coast. We expect heavy rainfall for the entire north Konkan, including Mumbai, till Sunday,” said Shubhangi Bhute, director, Regional Meteorological Centre Mumbai, India Meteorological Department.

Meanwhile, day and night temperatures in the city were below normal levels owing to intermittent showers.  

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