Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs for a number of hours late yesterday evening and early this morning, resulting in flooded roads and the suspension of native trains. Not less than 15 folks have died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai’s Chembur and Vikhroli areas, as per BMC, the town’s municipal physique.
Mumbai metropolis recorded 156.94 mm rain between 8 pm and a pair of am, officers mentioned, including that the jap suburbs recorded 143.14 mm and the western 125.37 mm, respectively.
Visuals shared from information company ANI confirmed a automobile being swept away by the robust currents in Borivali east space.
– ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2021
Waterlogging was reported in a number of areas, together with Chunabhatti, Sion, Dadar, and Gandhi Market, Chembur and Kurla LBS Street.
– ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2021
In a few of these low-lying areas, folks have been seen eradicating water that entered their properties following the downpour. Some folks have been seen strolling in knee-deep water.
The suburban prepare providers on each Central Railway and Western Railway within the monetary capital have been suspended as a result of waterlogging within the tracks because of the in a single day downpour.
Mumbai will proceed to obtain heavy to very heavy rainfall within the subsequent 5 days, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned.
In 2019, the town recorded 375.2 mm on July 2, the very best 24-hour rain for July since 2010.