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Heavy rains throws Mumbai out of gear

The city is going to witness the wettest week this year. Heavy rainfall for the next five days in areas of Konkan, Goa and Mumbai is expected. Weather officials said the presence of strong weather system has resulted in widespread heavy rainfall in the city. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded more than 50mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Areas of Santacruz, Colaba, Borivali, Ghatkopar received good rainfall. IMD officials said a synoptic situation, which includes an offshore turf and a low-pressure area, has been formed along the coast of Maharashtra and Bay of Bengal.

“The presence of a good weather system has resulted in heavy rainfall in the city. The Santacruz observatory has recorded more than 50 mm of rainfall until 8.30pm on Monday. We have predicted heavy rain for the next five days,” said KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General, western region at IMD.

Meanwhile, on Monday, heavy rainfall delayed train services on both Central and Harbour lines by 20 minutes in the evening. Heavy rain caused water-logging at Maheshwari Udyan (King Circle), Matunga leading to slow traffic towards northbound areas of Thane and Vashi. Water-logging was reported at areas like Bail Bazar, Halav Bridge, Sonapur junction, Kurla. At least two feet deep water was seen on the road. The Andheri subway was also shut causing inconvenience to users.

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