Photos: Mumbai receives highest rainfall of the season in just 12 hours

Mumbai on August 5 received this season’s highest rainfall in just 12 hours. It caused severe water logging in several parts of the city which resulted in traffic snarls and vehicles, including BEST buses, breaking down on the roads. The Fire Brigade and NDRF teams were deployed to rescue people stranded amid the heavy showers. On August 5, Mumbai recorded 215.8 mm of rain, followed by 101.9 mm in the eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in the western suburbs.

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A view of Null Bazar amid heavy rain in Mumbai on August 5. Mumbai received the highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours on August 5 besides the highest ever wind speed, PTI reported. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

A view of Null Bazar amid heavy rain in Mumbai on August 5. Mumbai received the highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours on August 5 besides the highest ever wind speed, PTI reported. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A Mumbai Suburban Railway staff measures the water level at Chunabhatti railway station in Mumbai on August 4. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai recorded 215.8 mm of rain, followed by 101.9 mm in the eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in the western suburbs. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

A Mumbai Suburban Railway staff measures the water level at Chunabhatti railway station in Mumbai on August 4. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai recorded 215.8 mm of rain, followed by 101.9 mm in the eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in the western suburbs. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

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People cross a water logged road while walking in a queue at Byculla in Mumbai on August 5. Several roads like Mahapalika Marg and Colaba Causeway Road in south Mumbai were blocked and closed for commuter movement after trees collapsed due to high-velocity winds in the evening, PTI reported. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

People cross a water logged road while walking in a queue at Byculla in Mumbai on August 5. Several roads like Mahapalika Marg and Colaba Causeway Road in south Mumbai were blocked and closed for commuter movement after trees collapsed due to high-velocity winds in the evening, PTI reported. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

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Commuters wade through a water logged road at LBS road in Kurla, Mumbai on August 5. According to the PTI report, many motorists abandoned their vehicles in flooded streets after they broke down, which severely affected traffic movement. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

Commuters wade through a water logged road at LBS road in Kurla, Mumbai on August 5. According to the PTI report, many motorists abandoned their vehicles in flooded streets after they broke down, which severely affected traffic movement. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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An aerial view of LBS road in Kurla, Mumbai on August 4. Several roads and areas in south Mumbai which had never witnessed water logging in the past, were flooded and scores of vehicles, including BEST buses, were stranded on roads. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

An aerial view of LBS road in Kurla, Mumbai on August 4. Several roads and areas in south Mumbai which had never witnessed water logging in the past, were flooded and scores of vehicles, including BEST buses, were stranded on roads. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

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Passengers are evacuated from a bus in Byculla, Mumbai on August 5. According to BMC, the Fire Brigade and its flood rescue teams were deployed at half a dozen Regional Reconciliation Centres and three units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were also active to overlook any cases of emergency. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

Passengers are evacuated from a bus in Byculla, Mumbai on August 5. According to BMC, the Fire Brigade and its flood rescue teams were deployed at half a dozen Regional Reconciliation Centres and three units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were also active to overlook any cases of emergency. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

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Sea waves crash ashore during high tide at Marine Drive in Mumbai on August 5. Vihar lake, one of the reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai, overflowed on August 5 at 10 pm due to incessant rains in its catchment areas. The lake has a water capacity of 26,968 million litres. Vihar is the second lake after Tulsi which has overflowed, PTI reported. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

Sea waves crash ashore during high tide at Marine Drive in Mumbai on August 5. Vihar lake, one of the reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai, overflowed on August 5 at 10 pm due to incessant rains in its catchment areas. The lake has a water capacity of 26,968 million litres. Vihar is the second lake after Tulsi which has overflowed, PTI reported. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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