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In pics | Waterlogged streets, traffic snarls, high tide alert: Mumbaiites brave heavy rain

Mumbai city news: The weather bureau issued a fresh prediction on Tuesday that Mumbai can expect heavy to very heavy rain till Friday.

mumbai Updated: Jun 29, 2017 08:43 IST
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Motorists drive through a waterlogged street in Sion on Wednesday morning.
Motorists drive through a waterlogged street in Sion on Wednesday morning.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)

Rain continued to play havoc with Mumbaiites’ commute for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday. Potholes are beginning to appear on the roads leads to long traffic snarls. Trains are running late; in fact the Harbour Line shut down for about 20 minutes in the morning. But that didn’t prevent people from unfurling their umbrellas and going about their business as usual.

A college-goer braves the rain at GTB Nagar. (Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)

On Tuesday, between 8am and 5.30pm, the Colaba weather station recorded 56.6mm rainfall and the Santacruz station recorded 40.9mm rainfall.

Potholes fill up with rain water at Vashi. (Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Heavy traffic snarls were reported along the southbound stretch of the Western Express Highway. Motorists complained of taking as much as an hour to cover the 21-km stretch between Dahisar and Andheri.

People shield themselves under umbrellas at Bhandup. Suburban trains were running late with services on the Harbour line being shut for 20 minutes at Mankhurd due to a technical problem. Trains on the Central line were running 15 to 20 minutes late. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)

The weather bureau issued a fresh prediction on Tuesday that the city can expect heavy to very heavy rain till Friday. Officials added that along with the southwest monsoon, other weather systems had made the monsoon pulse even stronger along the entire Konkan coast.

The heavy downpour held up traffic at Vashi in Navi Mumbai, increasing commuters’ travel time. (Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Officials added that along with the southwest monsoon, other weather systems had made the monsoon pulse even stronger along the entire Konkan coast.

Young girls walk on a waterlogged road to get to school in Kalyan. (Rishikesh Choudhary/Hindustan Times)

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also alerted citizens of a high-tide measuring 4.60 meters at 3.23 pm on Wednesday.

Chaos ensues as Shivaji Chowk in Kalyan gets flooded, inconveniencing commuters. (Rishikesh Choudhary/Hindustan Times)

Weathermen have estimated heavy rains till Friday.