Mumbai Weather Forecast: Heavy Rains Likely Over The Weekend, Says MeT Department
Heavy rains in Mumbai (Photo Credit: IANS)

Mumbai, July 13: Mumbai will have to brace for more monsoon this weekend as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warnings for heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar from till Sunday. On Friday, the IMD issued a warning of heavy rainfall over the weekend. For Sunday also the weathermen predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places and extremely heavy rains at isolated places in city and adjoining areas.

IMD deputy director-general (western region), K S Hosalikar informed that wide-spread rains are expected at most places. Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai in the last week, with waterlogging and traffic jams reported from many places.

In a much-needed relief to Mumbaikars, heavy rains took a break on Wednesday and train services resumed and functioned at a normal pace. Due to heavy rainfall, the local train services were badly affected on a section of the Western Railway (WR) due to inundation of tracks earlier this week.

The road traffic was moving smoothly after four days of heavy rains, which had crippled life in the megacity. Mumbai has received 864.5 mm rain in 10 days, which is nearly equal to what it gets in an entire month the MeT department said. Since the onset of monsoon, Mumbai has so far received almost 60 per cent of its required annual rainfall, the MeT said.