Mumbai, July 8: A couple of spells of heavy rains on Monday lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas such Thane, Kalyan and Badlapur, causing waterlogging in some areas and affecting flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Waterlogging was reported at Gandhi Market near King's Circle and Sion Road. Catch live updates on Mumbai rains and status of local trains, traffic and flights.
While some areas in Mumbai witnessed light rains, Andheri, Bandra and Ghatkopar saw heavy rainfall. Traffic movement was affected on several junctions due to waterlogging after a heavy downpour. Local train services, however, on Central, Harbour, Western and Tran Harbour lines were normal despite heavy showers. Flight movement was suspended at the Mumbai airport due to low visibility.
"Due to heavy rains, visibility is changing every minute. Since 9:15 am, the visibility at the airport is fluctuating. There is a delay due to weather. No cancellation as of now but three diversions took place till now," a spokesperson told news agency ANI. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted intermittent showers in the city with heavy to very heavy rainfalls at isolated places. High tides are expected at 4.18 pm.
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Mumbai received the first heavy rainfall of the monsoon season on June 28. On July 1, the financial capital came to a standstill after receiving the record rainfall. Mumbai received 375 mm of rainfall on Monday, making it the maximum July downpour that the city has seen over a 24-hour period, breaking the record of 1974. Flight operations at the Mumbai airport were also hit severely due to heavy rains.