Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and its neighbouring areas for the fourth consecutive day today, leaving the city with waterlogging, traffic jams, cancellations and delays in trains. The western railway cancelled Mumbai-Valsad-Surat section due to water logging in Palghar. Western Railway later confirmed that water levels had receded and train movement had been re-started at 8.05 am. However, train speeds were restricted to 30 km/h to ensure safety.
According to Western Railway, the city witnessed heavy, incessant rains with 361 mm during Sunday night, 100 mm between 4am and 5am in the Palghar area of Mumbai Division. Some trains, including Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express, have been regulated in view of the passengers’ safety. The children wade through water to go to school as streets in Dadar East have been flooded due to heavy rainfall.
According to private weather forecaster, Skymet, rains in the city are expected to get intense starting the night of July 3 wherein hefty showers will be seen as the weather system which formed in the Bay will move towards the West Coast giving heavy showers.Source:News