A day after heavy showers pounded Mumbai and neighbouring areas, the rain intensity reduced on Friday and water receded in some flooded areas, leading to gradual resumption of road transport services. But, this just a short term relief for Mumbai. The city will see increase in rain activity from August 11.
According to a report by Skymet Weather, Mumbai and its suburbs will witness moderate rainfall between August 11 and August 13. The private weather agency said that it won't be continuous torrential downpour.
A statement issued by Maharashtra Chief Minister's office stated that Mumbai city received 331.08 mm rainfall, while the suburbs received 162.3 mm downpour from Wednesday till 8.30 am on Thursday. The city also witnessed strong winds at a speed of 106 km per hour, while elsewhere it was 70 to 80 kmph, it said. The statement said that there were 361 incidents of uprooting of trees and branches and 15 incidents of wall collapse in Mumbai.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in a tweet, said, "Rainfall of 331.8 mm in Mumbai-Colaba and 162.3 mm in Mumbai-Santacruz was released between August 5, 8.30 am and August 6, 8.30 am."
Heavy rains lashed city Mumbai and neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts on Wednesday and Thursday. The torrential rainfall disrupted suburban train and bus services. Normal life was also thrown out of gear.
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