Mumbai: Overnight Rainfall Causes Waterlogging & Disruption Of Local Train Services; IMD Predicts Heavy Downpour For Next 3 Days

Mumbai records 300 mm rainfall overnight leading to waterlogging across the city with predictions of more rainfall in upcoming days.

by Tashika Tyagi
Mumbai: Overnight Rainfall Causes Waterlogging & Disruption Of Local Train Services; IMD Predicts Heavy Downpour For Next 3 Days

Heavy downpours lashed Mumbai from 1 am to 7 am on July 8. The city recorded over 300 mm of rainfall at several places leading to major waterlogging and disruption of local train services. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heavy rainfall will continue in parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai over the next three days. Read on to know more.

Mumbai Wakes Up To Heavy Rains & Waterlogging

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With continuous, heavy downpours from 1 am to 7 am on July 8, Mumbai woke up to waterlogging across the city. As per a report in NDTV, several parts of the city recorded over 300 mm of rainfall. This caused waterlogging across various parts of Mumbai leading to heavy traffic congestion. Many BEST buses have been diverted and even the local trains have been impacted. Many local trains have been cancelled on Monday as there was waterlogging on train tracks as well.

Waterlogging has been reported in areas like Worli, Kurla East, Dadar and Vidyavihar. As per a report in Hindustan Times, to avoid inconvenience to students, a holiday for the first session is declared for all BMC, government and private schools and colleges in Mumbai. Also, Mumbai University has postponed all exams of the Centre of Distance and Open Learning scheduled for the first half of Monday.

It seems the waterlogging woes of Mumbai might continue. The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai over the next three days. They have issued an orange alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and the Konkan belt.

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Netizens Share Updates Of Waterlogging Across The City

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Image Courtesy: X/@RahilKh32532245 & X/vinayverma99

From knee-length water on the roads to railway tracks filled with water, the heavy rainfall in Mumbai caused waterlogging across the city. Many Mumbaikars took to X (formerly Twitter) to share what Mumbai looks like right now. Here are some tweets you cannot miss out on.

Anupamaa actress Rupali Ganguly also took to Instagram to share how there is “waterlogging everywhere” in Mumbai right now.

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Image Courtesy: Instagram/rupaliganguly

People shared how waterlogging and heavy rains are causing rush in local trains and impacting their daily travels as well.

With predictions of more rainfall in the city over the next few days, this situation in Mumbai is really concerning. Share your thoughts on this in the comments section.

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