Mumbai, September 22: A heavy spell of showers in the city led to waterlogging in low-lying residential pockets on Tuesday. The rainfall was particularly intense in some parts of Mumbai, and continued for roughly six hours on a stretch. Rains of moderate intensity was underway by the time this report was published. Netizens had shared pictures and videos capturing areas that faced water logging due to the incessent rainfall. Rain Alert: Mumbai, Thane, South Konkan Regions to Receive Heavy Rainfall and Thundershowers Till September 22, Says IMD.
Local media reports claimed that water had accumulated in the low-lying areas of Parel, Dadar, Sion and Matunga following the rainfall. The intensity of downpour surprised Mumbaikars as the city usually experiences short duration of rains after mid-September.
Mumbai Rains: Pics and Videos Shared on Twitter
— subhashish (@SubhasSubsml) September 22, 2020
Waterlogging at Hindmata Junction
Hindmata junction turns in a Wave Pool...
— मुंबई Matters™✳️ (@mumbaimatterz) September 22, 2020
Waterlogging in Parel
— Paresh M Kanade (@PareshKanade96) September 22, 2020
'6 Hours of Intense Rain'
धबाबा लोटती धारा । धबाबा तोय आदळे
गर्जता मेघ तो सिंधू । ध्वनीकल्होळ ऊठिला ।
- समर्थ रामदास
Last 6 hrs very intense spell of rain across #Mumbai.
#Rainfall in range of 70+ mm at many places.
There are chances of flooding.
— Mahesh Mhatre (@MaheshMhatre) September 22, 2020
Waterlogging at Sion-Matunga Road
#WATCH: Several parts of Mumbai received heavy rainfall today leading to waterlogging in some areas. Visuals from Sion-Matunga road.
India Meteorological Departmemt (IMD) predicts 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' for Mumbai tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/6B5je5m4g7
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2020
The Monsoon season in India, which starts in June month with the onset of rain-laden Southwest Monsoon winds, will officially end in second week of October. The peak of rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining parts of Maharashtra is recorded between July-August. From the month of September, the frequency and duration of rains begin decreasing. In early October, rare instances of lightning and thundershowers are recorded.
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