The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an 'orange alert' in the city, which indicates that heavy to very heavy rains are expected in sparsely populated regions in Mumbai today. Further, reports state that the central weather forecaster has announced a yellow alert for Mumbai for Saturday and Sunday, with possibilities of heavy showers at isolated locations. Reportedly, the city has been hit hard by the continued effect of the monsoons, with issues of waterlogging and traffic snarls cropping up throughout the city.
More than 1,000mm of rainfall recorded in Mumbai till now
As per reports, IMD's recording station in Santa Cruz registered more than 50mm of rainfall in a span of eight hours ending at 5:30 PM on Wednesday. On the other hand, around 1mm of rainfall was logged in the same stretch of time on Thursday, marking a considerable reduction from the previous day. Upon aggregation, more than 1,000mm of rainfall has been marked in this month alone and this is the fourth year when the city has breached the said statistic.
Reportedly, over 2,000mm of rainfall has been recorded in Mumbai since June, which is about 90% of the net monsoon target. As a direct consequence of rains in Mumbai and Konkan regions of Maharashtra, waterlogging on railway tracks led to a halt in Central Railway Services. Further, the Mumbai local services were disrupted during the early hours on Thursday and the facilities restarted operations in the latter half of the day, once the stability was restored.
Multiple lakes overflow in Mumbai due to excessive water accumulation
As per reports, Modak Sagar and Tansa lakes overflowed recently while Tulsi lake and Vihar lake witnessed similar circumstances due to excessive water accumulation in the past. Reportedly, the excessive rains led to the floods and the waters penetrated to shops, houses and other complexes. Additionally, the recent rains have also led to traffic jams and disruptions on the Mumbai-Goa highway and Mumbai-Nashik highway.