Published On: Sun, Jun 30th, 2019

Mumbai: Heavy rains bring city to a standstill

Mumbai: People residing in Mumbai woke up to heavy rains on Sunday. After months of sunshine and heat, the rains came as a huge sigh of relief. However, the heavy downpour resulted in water logging on the streets causing massive traffic congestion.

Monsoon showers lead to waterlogging at Khar underpass in Mumbai. [Photo/ANI]

According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, Mumbai finally clocked its first spell of three-digit rainfall on Friday to the tune of 235 mm.

Besides, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Odisha”

“Heavy rainfall at a few places with very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Konkan and Goa,” it stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.

The IMD has also issued a warning of thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places very likely over East Rajasthan and East Uttar Pradesh. The duststorm (30-40 kmph) at isolated places is very likely over Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh.

Rough to very rough sea conditions (with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph) is likely to prevail over west-central and adjoining southwest Arabian Sea, south and adjoining central Bay of Bengal; the North Bay of Bengal and along and off south Gujarat-Maharashtra-Goa coasts. The organisation has advised fishermen not to venture into these areas.


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