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    Mumbai records highest rainfall in 10 years; heavy spells continue on 4th day

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    Mumbai has received the second highest rainfall recorded within 24 hours in June in 10 years, IMD data showed, adding that, Colaba recorded a rainfall of 92.6 mm while Santacruz recorded 91.9 mm. 

    Heavy rainfall continued for the fourth day in Mumbai, disrupting road traffic and daily lives of people. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) expected "active monsoon conditions over the west coast" and the intense spell of rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining districts of Thane, Raigad and Palghar.
    Mumbai has received the second highest rainfall recorded within 24 hours in June in 10 years, IMD data showed, adding that, Colaba recorded a rainfall of 92.6 mm while Santacruz recorded 91.9 mm. 
    "Due to active monsoon conditions, the entire Konkan coast is experiencing an intense spell of rainfall. Monsoon remained widespread vigorous over the entire Konkan belt, including Mumbai with heavy rainfall over many places and isolated very heavy rainfall," IMD said in a press release.
    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has diverted traffic in several areas making it difficult to commute for the office-goers. Several parts of Parel and Dadar are still reported to be under water.
    Mahesh Palawat, of Skymet tweeted about the continuous downpour in the city that would last for another two hours.
    #Mumbai and suburbs to get heavy downpour. #Rains will continue for at least next 2 hours. Take precautions and do not go out unless it is very urgent. #MumbaiRains @SkymetWeather #MumbaiRainsLive
    Several trains on the Central main line that had been disrupted earlier in the morning are now operational, the Central Railways said in a tweet.
     
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