Mumbai Rains: Heavy downpour lashing the financial capital of India is not a rare phenomenon. But each time the sky opens up on the maximum city, Mumbaikars become witness to some new records which come in lieu of the harrowing experience. On September 19, life was thrown out of gear as incessant rain disrupted vehicular traffic movement, train services and flight operations. India Meteorological Department data shows in 24 hours, starting 8.30 am on September 19, Mumbai had received about 304 mm of rainfall. Notably, the weather observatory sets 312 mm average rainfall for the month of September, according to Times of India report. Another record was created – September 19 was the wettest September day in over 100 years, according to IMD report.
Normal life in Mumbai was affected as incessant rains pounded the megapolis and its suburbs for the second day yesterday, while five people were killed in rain-related incidents in Palghar district. The rains had affected air services as 108 flights were cancelled and suburban train services were delayed by about 15-20 minutes.Schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region were instructed to remain closed today in view of heavy rains.
On August 29, Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummeled the financial capital of the country, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the megapolis and satellite towns to their knees. Mumbai had received 331 mm rainfall in 24 hours, paralysing normal life in the metropolis. Several people were stuck in their offices and on railway stations for more than 12 hours as suburban train services were suspended after tracks were submerged following heavy rains.