Mumbai has been experiencing incessant heavy rainfall since Saturday morning, with the regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba predicting the situation to remain the same for next 24 hours. The rainfall recorded by the automatic weather stations between August 27 at 8 am and August 28 at 8 am was 102 mm. Rain in Worli was 63.75 mm, Byculla 78.21 mm, Bhandup, 90.63 mm and Vikhroli, 111.96 mm. Between 8.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday, the regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba recorded 35.8 mm and the one at Santacruz recorded 28.6 mm of rain.
Flights were diverted and movement of local trains was impeded due to the downpour.
Several coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed near Maharashtra’s Asangaon early on Tuesday after railway tracks were washed away due to rains.
The weather department has predicted heavy rains to continue till Thursday.
“Areas such as Mumbai, south Gujarat, Konkan, Goa and west Vidarbha will get extremely heavy rainfall in the next 24 to 48 hours. It is a serious situation. We have issued necessary warnings to departments concerned, including airports,” AK Srivastav, head of climate monitoring and analysis at IMD Pune, told.
Approximately 30 lakh commuters were stuck on the Central, Western and Harbour railways by evening as the local train services were suspended. Commuters were stranded at CST, Churchgate, Kurla, Dadar, Bandra and Andheri stations.