Heavy rains to wash Mumbai & neighbouring suburbs in the next 24 hours

It's an orange alert for the next two days in Mumbai!

Weather predictions for Mumbai include heavy rainfall for the next 5-6 days. The Indian Meteorological Department has also issued an orange warning, that signals the authorities to be prepared for any situation arising during the severe weather conditions. Along with this the department has also warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated areas of the financial capital.

According to IMD, 10 cm of rainfall has already been recorded till 10:30 am today. The heavy downpour has already caused water-logging in several areas low-lying areas of Mumbai, resulting in diversions and slow traffic.

Mumbaikars flood twitter with pictures of water-logging!

Mumbaikars took to social media to share how water-logging has already become a big problem in the city. Kings Circle, Sion, Hindmata, are few of the places where water-logging has been reported, causing a great hinderance in the movement of the people on road.

According to Met, possibility of 3-digits rainfall is very high over parts of Mumbai between the night of July 3rd and July 5th, after which the winds will lose their intensity but will not result in a dry spell. Water-logging can become a major problem since the civic body's original plan for monsoon was affected due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Problems like disruption in communication, due to suspension of air travel and traffic jams are also expected. Mumbaikars are expected to exercise utmost caution and take all precautions for the next 3 days.

Knock Knock

We might not be able to enjoy during the monsoons by taking trips and going out this year but the downpour sure will provide major relief to the farmers. Even though delayed, the monsoon is finally here and we can only hope it brings the promise of a decent harvest.

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