Intermittent rains continued in Mumbai this morning after heavy downpours hit the financial capital on Friday, leading to flooding in low-lying areas and disrupted transport. The weather office said heavy rain is also possible today.
A red rain warning has been issued for the neighboring Palgarh district of Mumbai today. The low-lying areas of Nallasopara and Vasai began to be flooded by rain early in the morning.
An orange warning, indicating the possibility of heavy rain, has been issued for Mumbai and Thane.
Flooding was reported on Friday in Andheri, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Chembur and several other places.
An official said the citizen-run Brihanmumbai Electric Transport and Supply Company (BEST) diverted buses on more than 12 routes in the Sion area in the afternoon.
Drivers and pedestrians were severely inconvenienced when the Andheri metro was closed due to flooding.
Commuters complain that Central Rail suburban services run 10 to 20 minutes late during the evening rush hour, while they run 10 to 15 minutes late on the Western Rail line.
India’s Meteorological Department said heavy to very heavy rainfall with extreme rainfall “very likely” in isolated places over Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat today.
The IMD said heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely in isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and Eastern Rajasthan.
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