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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Thane; waterlogging in several low-lying areas

Updated : 2019-06-28 18:31:15

After a delay of several days, the first spell of heavy rains lashed the metropolis and its outskirts Friday morning, slowing down road and rail traffic. The Met office has predicted moderate rainfall with a few spells of heavy showers in the financial capital in the next 24 hours. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in the last five hours, its weather station has recorded an average rainfall of 43.23 mm in the island city, 64.14 mm in eastern suburbs and 78.21 mm in western suburbs.

After a prolonged dry spell, Mumbai finally received heavy downpour on Friday with IMD predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated pockets of the financial capital. (Image Source: ANI Twitter)
After a prolonged dry spell, Mumbai finally received heavy downpour on Friday with IMD predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated pockets of the financial capital. (Image Source: ANI Twitter)
Commuters wade through a water-logged street in Thane district. Rains in the Thane-Palghar region resulted in water-logging in several parts, closure of Shahpur-Murbad road, as well as isolated cases of tree fall. (PTI Photo)
Commuters wade through a water-logged street in Thane district. Rains in the Thane-Palghar region resulted in water-logging in several parts, closure of Shahpur-Murbad road, as well as isolated cases of tree fall. (PTI Photo)
Students heading back home after schools were closed on Friday. However, many parts of Mumbai witnessed water clogging following the heavy downpour. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
Students heading back home after schools were closed on Friday. However, many parts of Mumbai witnessed water clogging following the heavy downpour. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in the last five hours, its weather station has recorded an average rainfall of 43.23 mm in the island city, 64.14 mm in eastern suburbs and 78.21 mm in western suburbs. (PTI Photo)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in the last five hours, its weather station has recorded an average rainfall of 43.23 mm in the island city, 64.14 mm in eastern suburbs and 78.21 mm in western suburbs. (PTI Photo)
Heavy showers brought cheers to civic officials who said they will help in improving stock in reservoirs supplying water to the metropolis. Since monsoon has been playing truant, the civic administration has been forced to use reserve stock of water from its lakes to fulfil the needs of Mumbaikars. (Image Source: ANI Twitter)
Heavy showers brought cheers to civic officials who said they will help in improving stock in reservoirs supplying water to the metropolis. Since monsoon has been playing truant, the civic administration has been forced to use reserve stock of water from its lakes to fulfil the needs of Mumbaikars. (Image Source: ANI Twitter)
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