Mumbai, Sep 4: Rains lashed Mumbai and the entire coastal Konkan region with water-logging in several parts of Mumbai, triggering traffic disruptions and train delays this morning. The civic authorities have declared a holiday in schools in the city amid a heavy rain alert.
An orange alert – likelihood of heavy to very heavy rain – was sounded by the weather office for the city on Tuesday for the next two days.
The IMD has forecast heavy rains in Mumbai and surrounding over the next 2-3 days.
Heavy rains that started on Tuesday night saw Mumbai slowed down on Wednesday morning, but road, rail and air services were still operating.
As a precautionary measure, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ordered all schools in the city to remain shut for the day, said the BMC Disaster Control.
Mumbai received an average of around 15 cm rain, while Thane and Palghar notched 18 cm and 17 cm precipitation respectively.
Many low-lying areas in the city and suburbs were flooded by upto 6-12 inches water, but sluggish vehicular and rail traffic continued.
Flight operations at Mumbai Airport were near normal despite the downpour and fluctuating visibility levels.