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Moderate rains entered Mumbai; vehicular traffic affected

Under the influence of tropical cyclone Maha which weakened into a depression, Mumbai outlaying districts recorded light to moderate showers during the early hours on Friday leading to traffic jams in many parts of the city. The outlaying districts recorded 32.6mm between 5.30 am and 9.30am while south Mumbai recorded traces of rain during the […]

Moderate rains entered Mumbai; vehicular traffic affected
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Under the influence of tropical cyclone Maha which weakened into a depression, Mumbai outlaying districts recorded light to moderate showers during the early hours on Friday leading to traffic jams in many parts of the city.

The outlaying districts recorded 32.6mm between 5.30 am and 9.30am while south Mumbai recorded traces of rain during the same time.

The weather bureau has issued a forecast for light to moderate rain or thundershowers through the day on Friday and Saturday.

“Under the influence of remnants of cyclone Maha that brushed past Gujarat as a weather depression, several areas in north Konkan, including Mumbai, recorded rain between Thursday and Friday.

Rain will continue in the north Konkan region, said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general western region India Meteorological Department.

“A few intense spells also happened in some parts of the suburbs for a short while.”

The heaviest rain in the suburbs was recorded in Chembur, Borivli, Malad and Goregaon ranging between 45mm and 60mm. Other areas in north Konkan such as Dahanu recorded 56mm, Jalgoan 22mm, Palghar 42mm, and Dhule 16mm over the past 12 hours.

Several roads were reported waterlogged till 9am, leading to traffic blockage in the city.

According to traffic police, traffic is running slow with a delay of at least 45 minutes due to waterlogging, especially on the Western Express Highway and LBS Road. It’s difficult to commute on the SV Road from Malad to Jogeshwari as well, they said.

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