Parts of Mumbai Waterlogged, Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Predicted

IMD has predicted intense to very intense spell of rainfall during the next three hours in Mumbai.

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Commuters wait to cross a waterlogged street as vehicles ply, during heavy rainfall, at Vashi in Navi Mumbai, Sunday, July 5, 2020.

India Meteorological Department on Sunday, 5 July, predicted intermittent moderate to heavy rain over Mumbai and the suburbs in the next 24 hours. They have also said that there is a possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places.

Due to heavy rains in parts of Mumbai in the last two days, several areas are facing waterlogging issues.

Parts of Mumbai Waterlogged, Moderate to Heavy Rainfall Predicted
(Photo: PTI)

The IMD on Sunday predicted that squally weather with wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph is likely to prevail over the Maharashtra-Goa coast on 5 and 6 July, advising fishermen not to venture along and off the coast during the period, according to ANI.

Mumbai’s Powai Lake overflowed owing to the incessant rainfall, ANI reported.

High tides have hit the coast in Mumbai’s Colaba, and fishermen living in the area have sought help from the local administration over waterlogging in their houses, since they live in low lying areas, ANI reported.

Meanwhile, Mumbai's civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has warned people to stay away from the coast due to a possible high tide of 4.63 meters at 12:23 pm.

Some Mumbaikars Welcome Monsoon

While for many, waterlogging and heavy rains are creating disruption, considering COVID-19 outbreak and sharply rising positive cases in the Mumbai city, some are welcoming the famous Mumbai monsoon.

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