Commuters walk under umbrellas amid rain in Mumbai on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Photo Credit: PTI
Mumbai received an average of 100 mm of rain in the last 24 hours and the Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain with strong winds in the city and suburbs over the next one day.
After heavy rains on Wednesday left many low-lying areas waterlogged and local train services affected, the intensity of the rains reduced on Thursday morning and some parts of the city did not receive rain.
The country’s financial capital received an average of 100 mm of rain in the 24-hour period ending 8 am on Thursday, a civic official said.
The island city, eastern and western suburbs received average rainfall of 95.39 mm, 96.70 mm and 110.45 mm respectively during this period.
The Mumbai center of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs in the next 24 hours, accompanied by gusty winds with a speed of 50-60 kmph at times, the official said. There is also a possibility of
Railway officials said local train services, considered the lifeline of Mumbai, were normal on both the Central Railway and Western Railway routes.
But, some passengers claimed that the trains were running late by 10-15 minutes.
An official said that the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus services have not been diverted and are running normally.