Mumbai, July 21: Mumbaikars woke up to cloudy weather on Saturday morning as dark clouds hovered over the city. Various parts of Mumbai and suburbs witnessed light rain. Local trains were usually running on all four lines - Central, Western, Harbour and Trans-Harbour. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said rain is likely to pick up from Sunday.
Mumbai witnessed heavy rains in the first two weeks of July, with an average rainfall of 840mm. The financial capital has so far received over 60 per cent of the annual average rainfall. According to the IMD, a cyclonic circulation is likely to bring heavy rains back from Sunday. After Mumbai and coastal districts, heavy rains also battered some of the most popular hill stations of Maharashtra.
Earlier this week, Mahabaleshwar was pounded by a staggering 300 mm, followed by Lonavala-Khandala twin hill stations in Pune which recorded 290 mm. Next on the list was the state's tiniest hillstion, Matheran in Raigad which notched 260 mm, Igatpuri in Nashik recording 220 mm, and Palghar's prime resorts like Talasari, Mokhada and Jawhar getting 230mm, 200mm and 190 mm respectively.
The situation in Palghar and parts of Thane, which were thrashed by heavy rains for most of last week, has almost normalised.