Mumbai rains: Maximum city lashed by incessant downpour; flights delayed, train schedule affected; IMD allays cloudburst fears

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New Delhi | Updated: August 29, 2017 1:09:09 PM

Mumbai rains: The maximum city and Thane today continue to receive heavy rains even as Meteorological Department allayed rumours about possible cloudburst.

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Mumbai rains: The maximum city and Thane today continue to receive heavy rains even as Meteorological Department allayed rumours about possible cloudburst. It has been learnt that high tide of 3.32 meters height at 4.35 pm is expected. Met Department has predicted that downpour in Mumbai is likely to reduce by tomorrow, according to CNBCTV report. Vehicular traffic movement was affected due to incessant rain. Services on the harbor line of the Central Railway (CR) also bore the brunt of the heavy downpour, the report says. Flights have been delayed, according to TV reports. DDG IMD, Mumbai KS Hosalikar said that heavy to very heavy rainfall warning issued for Maharashtra, specially northern Konkan region.

Worst affected areas

According to Indian Express report, the rainfall recorded by the automatic weather stations between August 27 at 8 am and August 28 at 8 am was 102 mm. Rain in Worli was 63.75 mm, Byculla 78.21 mm, Bhandup, 90.63 mm and Vikhroli, 111.96 mm.

What Met Department says

“There is an upper air circulation over South Rajasthan and other regions around, due to which there are clouds in the western coast. There is also a low-pressure area over south-east Odisha and neighbouring regions leading rainfall activity. This will pave the way for heavy to very heavy rains and increase in rainfall activity is expected for next 48-72 hours in Konkan coast, including Mumbai and other locations across the state,” K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of (western region) the India Meteorological Department was quoted as saying by IE.

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Meanwhile, the rain had entered the 180-year-old Asiatic Society State Central Library building which was restored recently.

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