Mumbai, August 21: Since Saturday, Mumbai has been frozen out due to continuous and heavy rains. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials have forecasted that Mumbai will have heavy rainfall in next 24-48 hours. The Disaster Management Department of BMC has started water pumps to throw the rain water into the sea to reduce waterlogging.
Today Mumbai will also experience high tide of 4.68 meters at 11.49 am. Hence, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has alerted Mumbaikars to stay away from the sea and beach so as to avoid any mishap.
For the second consecutive day, heavy rains continued over many parts of Mumbai creating serious waterlogging at several places. Heavy rains also disrupted signals in many regions which affected cable and internet services in the city.
On Sunday, the intensity of rainfall has been more in the eastern suburbs when compared to parts of the city. In last 24 hours period from 8am-8am (August 19-20) the eastern region of Bhandup (S ward) has seen the highest rainfall of 123.64 mm followed by Mulund which recorded 122.14 mm of rainfall, Ghatkopar (N Ward) 113.29 mm rain, Vikhroli 93.46 mm and Kurla 86.83 mm.
“The latest satellite imagery shows a thick cloud mass over West Maharashtra and the interiors too. The rainfall activity over the coast has enhanced,” the IMD said in a statement.