Mumbai Rains Highlights: Heavy Rains Continue To Pound Mumbai, Suburb Areas
Heavy rains continued to hit Mumbai and adjoining suburbs today, leading to water-logging in several areas. Water-logging on railway tracks disrupted the suburban train services to some extent, as locals were running behind schedule by around 15 minutes, news agency Press Trust of India said, as suburban trains are running with “cautious speed”. Flight operations at the Mumbai airport, however, were not impacted due to rains, an airport official said. The India Meteorological Department issued a warning of heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Saturday along with a high tide. It also said that the weather conditions along the west coast would remain cold and wet. The weather department had on Friday predicted intense heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Saturday and Sunday due to a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued a “beach safety appeal” to the residents of the Mumbai due to the weather conditions. “We appeal citizens to avoid venturing near sea or walking in water logged areas. In any emergency call us on 1916,” the official said.