Rain plays havoc in Mumbai; heavy showers predicted for another week
Rains brought the temperature down by several notches in North India on Tuesday.
Mumbai: Rains in Mumbai are playing havoc as monsoon hit the financial capital last week.
Torrential rainfall in the last four days has made commuting in the city a huge problem, as per media reports.
On the one hand, delays and cancellations were reported intermittently on Mumbai's local trains, and on the other, cars crawled on Tuesday on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link which connects from western suburb of Bandra to Worli in Central Mumbai. (The speed limit is 50 km/hour otherwise on the sea link).
The monsoon arrived in Mumbai some ten days late but the rain is said to have surpassed the city in the last few days what it receives in the entire month of June.
The MeT department has predicted that heavy showers will continue in Mumbai for another week.
Meanwhile, 75-year-old Ismail Jyotiba Kamble was killed in Maharashtra when a wall collapsed on him in a chawl in Thane district due to heavy rains.
"Kamble was buried under rubble after the wall of his house in a chawl came crashing down," Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said, as per PTI.
Meanwhile, rains brought the temperature down by several notches in North India and led to a rise in water levels in major rivers of Uttar Pradesh while a person was killed in Maharashtra's Thane district when a wall collapsed due to torrential downpour.
However, in Delhi, high humidity, which shot up to 98 percent, caused discomfort to the residents even as cloudy conditions prevailed after overnight rains. The city received 13.4 mm of rainfall and the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 35.3 and 25 degrees Celsius.
The other three metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai recorded the maximum temperature at 34.7, 32.5 and 29.5 degree Celsius.
(With PTI inputs)