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.
BMC works on alert mode amid heavy rain forecast
K.S Hosalikar, Head of Climate Research and Services, Pune, shared the latest satellite images at 8:30 AM on Friday, which suggest intense rainfall activity in the Mumbai suburbs and neighbouring Thane region, in the early hours. Besides, the 'island city' and other adjoining Palghar and Raigad districts, are also getting heavy rains, under the monsoon impact.
Hosalikar also informed that the nimbus spell is stretched across the coastal Konkan, raising caution for North Konkan and Mumbai regions. As such, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working on an alert mode and constant surveillance is being exercised to check the water levels of the Mithi River here.
In the last 24 hours, till 8 AM of Friday, Mumbai city has clocked in 64.45 mm of rain. The BMC stated that this meter raised up to 127.16 mm in Western Suburbs and 120.67 mm in Eastern Suburbs. As per civic reports and forecasts, the rain spell will extend through the day with isolated spouts of heavy showers.