Mumbai waterlogged as traffic comes to a standstill; more heavy showers predicted

By: | Updated: July 29, 2016 4:39 PM

Massive traffic jam on Western express highway and other parts of Mumbai after continuous rains in the city last night.

mumbai rains, monsoon, mumbai traffic, traffic, mumbai monsoon, weather forecast, mumbai weather forecast, mumbai, rainfall predictionMassive traffic jam, after heavy rains, on Western express highway in Andheri, Mumbai. (ANI)

Massive traffic jam on Western express highway and other parts of Mumbai after continuous rains in the city last night. The flooding in the city which happens almost every year, surprisingly was not seen as much even after two weeks of heavy rainfall. But now the waterlogging has started to disrupt traffic in Mumbai, though there has been no affect on the trains yet. According to weather reports, the west coast will continue to get moderate to heavy rainfall in the next few days. The southwest monsoon will be a driven by the cyclonic circulation over Central parts of the country and southern Gujarat, and that will be a reason for rainfall in parts of Maharashtra. This week saw good rains since Monday and it has continued even today, over most parts of the city.

But the the city of dreams Mumbai, has been recording heavy rains since Thursday, and waterlogging has picked up pace over many parts of Mumbai. According to Skymet, in last 21 hours from 8:30 am on July 28 to 5:30 am on July 29, the city recorded a whopping 81 mm of rain. At the moment, several parts of the city including a the suburban reagion have been receiving rainfall, causing waterlogging. Further enhancing the current rainfall in Mumbai, the off shore trough running along the West Coast has been active, Skymet reported. After the start of the current situation of heavy rainfall, the city’s monthly rainfall stats are 766.6 mm which is still 33.1 mm short of its usual monthly mean. Skymet said that Mumbai will see more heavy rains till the nest day or two, that is till Sunday. What seemed like a difficult task, to reach the monthly mean may now be overcome after rains for a day or two.

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