Heavy rains proceed in Mumbai, suburbs; Powai lake overflows

Mumbai, July 5

Mumbai and its neighbouring districts have been hit by heavy rains for the third consecutive day on Sunday, leading to water-logging in a number of low-lying areas of town.

The Powai lake right here began overflowing within the morning after the heavy downpour, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) mentioned.

Mumbai Police urged residents to avoid the seashore and waterlogged areas.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and neighbouring areas in subsequent two days and requested fisherman on the Maharashtra-Goa coast to not enterprise into the ocean.

Water-logging was reported in a number of Mumbai areas resembling Chembur, Wadala, Dharavi, Andheri, Hindmata junction, Khar subway, Milan subway and Dahisar subway.

The Colaba observatory in South Mumbai recorded 129.6 mm rain within the 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Sunday, whereas the Santacruz climate station within the western suburbs recorded 200.Eight mm downpour in the identical interval.

“The heavy showers have led to waterlogging at several places across the city. We request Mumbaikars to stay updated through official sources and plan moving out likewise,” the Mumbai Police mentioned in a tweet and urged folks to avoid the shore and waterlogged areas.

The Powai lake in suburban Mumbai began overflowing at 6 am on Sunday, the BMC mentioned.

The water from the lake, having a storage capability of 545 crore litres, is used for industrial functions and it flows into the Mithi river.

The catchment space of the lake is 6.61 sq km.

Besides Mumbai, the neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts have additionally been receiving heavy rains since final three days.

The IMD has mentioned heavy rains would proceed for the subsequent two days in a number of components of the state and robust winds with velocity reaching 50 to 60 km per hour are prone to prevail over the Maharashtra-Goa coast on Monday and Tuesday.

It has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad in addition to Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg in Konkan Maharashtra in subsequent two days.

Besides, Pune, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Nandurbar, Satara, Kolhapur, Parbhani, Nanded, Hingoli are additionally prone to obtain heavy rains, it mentioned. PTI

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