It has been raining in Mumbai since late Thursday night. This has led to water logging on the roads of the low-lying areas of the city – Wadala, Sion and Gandhi Market. Due to heavy rains, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has also changed the routes of buses, while local train services running on the Harbor line have also been affected.
The runway of Mumbai airport has also been flooded due to heavy rains. However, there is no information about the affected flights as of now. Apart from Mumbai, the Meteorological Department has also issued a red alert of rain for Thane and Raigad.
According to Central Railway CPRO, trains are running late by 20-25 minutes near Kurla-Vidyavihar due to heavy rains and waterlogging. Slow line traffic Kurla-Vidyavihar has been diverted to fast line. Trains are running late by 20-25 minutes on Harbor line also. There is no problem in trans-harbour line traffic.
Mumbai receives 77% more rain than normal in a week
Mumbai has received a total of 1291.8 mm of rain since June 1. This is about 48% higher than normal. In the last one week alone, Mumbai has received about 302 mm of rain, which is 77% more than normal. In view of the heavy rains in the city, the BMC has appealed to the people not to move in the waterlogged areas.
Haryana: It has been raining in many districts for three consecutive days.
Many districts of Haryana including Panipat, Karnal and Sonipat have been receiving heavy rains for the last 3 days. On Thursday, the state received 14 mm of rain within 24 hours. This is 109% more than the normal (6.7 mm) rainfall in the state till July 15 every year.
Panipat recorded the highest rainfall of 57.4 mm. After this the mercury came down to 6 degrees below normal. Due to accumulation of water on the roads in Panipat, there was a jam of about 5 km long on Thursday. Karnal recorded 48.8 mm and Sonipat 46.1 mm. Due to this, 2 to 3 feet of water got accumulated on the roads and many houses were also flooded.
Madhya Pradesh: Movement poor due to poor wind pattern
It has been a month since the onset of monsoon in the state, but there has not been uniform rainfall in the entire state. According to experts, the main reason for this is not supporting the wind pattern and the low pressure area is not being formed properly. One of the reasons for this is that those who become weak quickly, or their movement is not good.
50% less rain than average in 8 districts of Madhya Pradesh
The rainfall situation in the state is such that only 8 districts have received above average rainfall. There are 8 districts where the figure is less than 50%. Sometimes the eastern and sometimes western Madhya Pradesh kept getting wet, but not so much that the entire state would get water. Even now there are many such districts, where even half the average rainfall has not been received. This time Malwa-Nimar along with Gwalior-Chambal division is most prone to rain.