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.Updated: Jun 29, 2017 08:43 IST
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.
On Tuesday, between 8am and 5.30pm, the Colaba weather station recorded 56.6mm rainfall and the Santacruz station recorded 40.9mm rainfall.
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.
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.
Officials added that along with the southwest monsoon, other weather systems had made the monsoon pulse even stronger along the entire Konkan coast.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also alerted citizens of a high-tide measuring 4.60 meters at 3.23 pm on Wednesday.
Weathermen have estimated heavy rains till Friday.
First Published: Jun 28, 2017 13:25 IST