February 26, 2024
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Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Hit Mumbai, Low-Lying Areas Flooded

This morning, Mumbai and its suburbs were hit hard by wind and rain, which caused flooding in several low-lying regions, according to local officials. According to them, there was a 5 to 15 minute delay in the operation of the local trains, which are regarded as Mumbai’s lifeline, as well as the BEST bus services.

The city may see water logging if it rains strongly in the early morning hours because there will be a high tide of 4.03 metres at 9:54 am, according to local officials. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a “orange” advisory for Mumbai on Monday, foretelling some areas of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.

According to some residents, Mumbai began experiencing heavy rains on Monday night and the intensity grew early on Tuesday morning with strong gusts. According to civic officials, some low-lying locations, including the Andheri subway, were flooded, requiring authorities to redirect traffic through alternative routes.

Up to Tuesday morning at 8 a.m., Mumbai received 51.35 mm of rain in a 24-hour period. During the same time period, rainfall totals in the eastern and western suburbs were 76.18 mm and 97.11 mm, respectively. The next 24 hours are expected to bring moderate to heavy rain throughout the city and suburbs with the potential for very heavy to extremely severe rains in remote areas.

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