Heavy rains lash Mumbai, results in water-logging and traffic jams; showers to continue, warns weather agency

Mumbai rains are expected to continue for some time with varying intensity, a weather agency has warned. 

 Heavy rains lash Mumbai, results in water-logging and traffic jams; showers to continue, warns weather agency
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Mumbai: Mumbai saw incessant rains on Sunday with suburban Malad (west) recording the highest amount of rainfall at 110.80 mm between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Powai, with 77.80 mm of rainfall, and Mulund (west), with 76 mm rainfall, during the same period, stood second and third respectively, an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. Coastal areas of the city like Colaba, Mazgaon and Worli received less rainfall in comparison, he added.

"Synoptic analysis indicates that the offshore trough at mean sea level runs from south Gujarat coast to Kerala coast. A cyclonic circulation lies over south Konkan and its neighbourhood and another cyclonic circulation lies over north Konkan and adjoining south Gujarat," the official explained, as per PTI

"The intensity of rainfall is expected to decrease on Monday and only South Gujarat, Konkan and Goa may experience isolated heavy rainfall," he further said.

On the other hand, Skymet Weather Services said, "These showers can be attributed to two features which are persisting over the region. One of them is active offshore trough which is extending from Maharashtra coast to coastal areas of Kerala. Along with this, a cyclonic circulation is persisting in the mid levels between 2.1-3.6 km over Gujarat coast and adjoining Konkan region."

"Mumbai rains are expected to continue for some time with varying intensity. In fact, the city is expected to witness moderate to heavy showers during the next 24 to 48 hours. Intensity may become very heavy as well over some places in between," it added.

IMD warning for June 25:

- Heavy to very heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

- Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Konkan and Goa, Gujarat region, Saurashtra, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, central Maharashtra, coastal and south interior Karnataka and Kerala.

- Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand.

- Duststorm/thunderstorm very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh.

(With Agency inputs)

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