Residents of Mumbai woke up to heavy rains on Friday, June 28. After months of heat and sunshine, the rains came as a huge sigh of relief. However, the rainfall resulted in water logging and heavy traffic which resulted in the slow movement of traffic.
Bandra received 30 mm of rainfall in an hour.
Mumbai likely to receive over 200 mm of rains in next 48 hours
Last 12 hours many places around Mumbai got over 100mm rains. Mumbai very unlucky to miss out. Now that Vortex has formed, next 48 hours Mumbai likely to get over 200mm rains. Waterlogging likely in usual low lying areas. Very heavy rains all of Maharashtra coast. #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/atFllHeeYU— Mumbai Weather (@IndianWeather_) June 28, 2019
IMD predicts heavy rainfall in North and South Goa
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy spells of rain in North and South Goa, accompanied with thunderstorms till Saturday.
Subway in Andheri closed due to waterlogging
A BMC spokesperson told India today that one of the busiest subways in Andheri was closed due to waterlogging and construction work on Friday morning.
PHOTOS | Traffic jam in Western Express Highway in Andheri
BMC requests residents to avoid travelling in waterlogged areas
"A view of Mogra Nalla from the Disaster Management Control Room. We request all citizens to not drive into water logged areas till the water is pumped out. We understand you may get slightly delayed but let's not compromise on safety," BMC said in a tweet.
A view of Mogra Nalla from the Disaster Management Control Room. We request all citizens to not drive into water logged areas till the water is pumped out. We understand you may get slightly delayed but let’s not compromise on safety #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/Xp8asXWovX— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) June 28, 2019
Island City receives 43.23 mm of rain in the past five hours
Island City - 43.23 mm
Eastern suburbs - 64.14 mm
Western suburbs - 78.21 mm
Dadar - 22 mm
Vikhroli - 17 mm
Traffic jam in Western Express Highway in Andheri
Traffic jam at Western Express Highway in Andheri can delay commuters by two hours. The same situation is prevalent at Jogeshwari-Vikhroli link.