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Mumbai: Rainfall intensity to continue for next 24 hours, says IMD

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street during heavy monsoon rainfall at Kurla in Mumbai. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI Mumbai, Maharashtra Aug 04, 2019, 07.49 PM (IST)

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that the rainfall intensity in Mumbai is very likely to continue for the next 24 hours.

"The rainfall intensity is very likely to continue for the next 24 hours. Decrease thereafter over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra during next 2 days is likely," the IMD said.

According to IMD, "Intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy falls are likely to occur at isolated places in city and suburbs. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 27 and 24 degrees respectively."

IMD has issued 'red alert' for Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Nasik, Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts for August 4.

A red alert denotes likelihood of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.

It also advised fishermen not to venture out in the sea. Overnight heavy rainfall inundated several areas in the city.

Streets were waterlogged in the city from Sion. Kalyan railway station was waterlogged following incessant rain which affected the daily commuters in the capital.

The Central Railways on Sunday said six trains have been cancelled, six diverted and one short terminated due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging in Mumbai.

"Train number 22101 Mumbai-Manmad Rajyarani Express, 22102 Manmad-Mumbai Rajyarani Express, 12118 Manmad-LTT Express, 12117 LTT-Manmad Express, 51033 Mumbai-Sainagar Shirdi Fast Passenger, 51044 Sainagar Shirdi-Mumbai Fast Passenger have been canceled for journey date of August 4," said Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway.

"One train was short terminated with train number 12140 Nagpur-Mumbai Sewagram Express and one train was short originated with train number 12139 Mumbai-Nagpur Sewagram Express for August 4 at Nashik Road," he added.

Six trains on the affected route in the region were diverted through alternative routes by the Central Railway.

"Due to very very intense rainfall throughout, there is an accumulation of water in different sections of Central Railway Suburban section of Mumbai. We are reviewing the situation every 30 minutes," said Udasi.

Heavy rainfall has caused water logging in several areas of Mumbai, including Sion, Nagpada, Nala Sopara, Santa Cruz, Andheri, and Chembur.