Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rainfall Floods Several Places In The City

Waterlogging in Byculla area near Shobha Hotel where cars and bikes were seen submerged in the waist-deep water due to heavy rainfall overnight.

Jessica David

September 23, 2020

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Heavy rains have paralysed several parts of Mumbai since Tuesday (September 22). Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared that all private and government offices will remain shut from Tuesday due to severe waterlogging across Mumbai. Waterlogging in Byculla area near Shobha Hotel and areas like Sion and Goregaon led to cars and bikes being submerged in waist-deep water due to heavy rainfall overnight. Local train passengers were stranded at Sion Railway station in Mumbai due to waterlogging on the tracks.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), suburban Mumbai witnessed actual rainfall of 23.4 mm on Tuesday, a departure of 129 per cent from the normal rainfall. The weather department has predicted “generally cloudy sky with heavy rain” for Mumbai on Wednesday (September 23). The maximum temperature in Mumbai is estimated to be 32 degrees Celsius on Wednesday while the minimum temperature is predicted to be 26 degrees Celsius, it said.

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