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Mumbai sees waterlogging after heavy showers, more rain in forecast | Watch

By, New Delhi
Jul 01, 2022 07:00 AM IST

On Thursday, the country's financial capital witnessed its first proper downpour of the ongoing monsoon season.

In the wake of heavy rain that lashed Mumbai on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced weather alerts, indicating to residents of the country's financial capital that they need to be on guard.

Mumbai, June 30 (ANI): People wade through a waterlogged road as their vehicle gets stuck during heavy rainfall, in Mumbai on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(Deepak Salvi)
Mumbai, June 30 (ANI): People wade through a waterlogged road as their vehicle gets stuck during heavy rainfall, in Mumbai on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(Deepak Salvi)

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(1.) An orange alert, warning of ‘heavy to very heavy showers’ in the next 24 hours, has been announced. This alert is for isolated places in the city and its neighbouring districts.

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(2.) The IMD has also put in place a yellow alert, which indicates ‘heavy rains’, on July 1 and 2. This is for a few places in the city.

(3.) Meanwhile, IMD Mumbai, the weather department's branch in the metropolis, has projected ‘moderate to heavy rains’, with the possibility of ‘occasional intense spells' at isolated places in the city for 24 hours, beginning Friday morning.

(4.) According to data from BMC, Mumbai's civic body, the island city, at 119.09mm, received the maximum rain, followed by western and eastern suburbs, with 78.69mm and 58.40mm rain, respectively. The data is for 12-hour period, from 8am to 8pm on June 30.

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(5.) Due to incessant showers, there was waterlogging in several parts of the Maharashtra capital, with buses diverted on as many as 12 routes. Officials said suburban trains were operating normally; however, commuters complained of delays by up to 15 minutes.

(6.) Thursday's showers were Mumbai's first proper downpour of the current monsoon season. These led to two incidents of building collapse, one each at Kaladevi and Sion. There were no casualties and residents were evacuated safely from the collapsed structures, officials said.

(With PTI inputs)

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