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Intense showers waterlog Mumbai suburbs on Friday; forecasts raise caution for the city

Mumbaikars woke up to a washed Friday due to the heavy downpour that persisted through the night. Traffic in the MMR was thus faced with the hurdles of water-logged roads, especially in the low-lying regions of Dadar, Parel, Wadala and Sion, in central suburbs and Malad, Santacruz and Dahisar, on the western side.

While the rains hit the central suburban local train system too, causing delays over 30 minutes, operations along the Western Line were not disrupted. Flight services at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport also remained normal.

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IMD predicts high tide in Mumbai​​ amid moderate to intense rain spells today

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall activity in Mumbai, in its 24-hour forecast today. As per the weather reports, the city, suburbs and satellite regions are going to receive light showers, with the possibility of intense spells at isolated places throughout the day. A 4.40-meter high tide is also expected in Mumbai at 1:51 PM, read reports. This may lead to water clogging in flood-prone and low-lying areas of the city.

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