Intermittent heavy rains are occurring in Mumbai. At the same time, the Meteorological Department has issued a ‘Red Alert’ forecasting heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai. Meanwhile, Mumbai local train service between Umbermali railway station and Kasara was suspended on Wednesday due to heavy rains. Train service between Igatpuri and Khardi has also been temporarily suspended due to water logging on the tracks.
Central Railway CPRO Shivaji Sutar said that in long distance trains, timings of Pune-Darbhanga Special and CSMT-Varanasi Special had to be changed. Kasara received 207 millimeters (mm) of rain from Tuesday night to Wednesday night. Of this, 45 mm happened in the last one hour. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said that Mumbai recorded 68.72 mm of rain in ten hours after 8 am on Wednesday, while the eastern and western suburbs recorded 58.75 mm and 58.24 mm of rain. The rain had subsided a bit on Wednesday afternoon but intensified again in the night.
red alert regarding rain in mumbai
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘Red’ alert forecasting heavy to very heavy rains in Mumbai. While issuing an orange alert for other districts of the region including Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Yavatmal in eastern Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, IMD said that heavy to very heavy rains are forecast here.
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