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News Entry# 419282
Sep 23 (11:12) Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates: Heavy rains disrupt rail, road traffic; Bombay HC CJI declares holiday (www.moneycontrol.com)
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Sep 23, 2020 10:51 AM IST |
Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates: Several streets and low-lying areas in Mumbai and suburbs have been waterlogged due to overnight rains. Road traffic has also been badly hit.
Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rains since Tuesday after IMD predicted very heavy to heavy rainfall in the region. The rainfall, which started late on the afternoon of September 22, has inundated several areas, including low-lying areas in Sion, Wadala, Dadar, of Mumbai. Traffic jams were also reported from areas in Vile Parle and Ram Mandir due to incessant rainfall
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and waterlogging.  Areas in south Mumbai, as well as western and northern suburbs like Andheri, Jogeshwari, Goregaon, Malad and Borivali received around 70 mm rainfall since September 22, according to IMD.
The Santacruz observatory (in western suburbs) received 286.4 mm rainfall during the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Wednesday, India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Mumbai centre Deputy Director General KS Hosalikar said. The Colaba observatory (in south Mumbai) recorded 147.8 mm rainfall during the same period, he said. "Mumbai received one of the highest rainfall in the last 24 hours," Hosalikar said, adding that the city and suburbs are likely to receive heavy showers on Wednesday also.
According to the IMD, rainfall recorded below 15 mm is considered light, between 15 and 64.5 mm is moderate and above 64.5 mm is heavy.
Mumbai rainfall update at 8.30 am:

Colaba = 147.8 mm.
Seasonal rainfall = 3147.3 mm (Since June till date)

Santacruz = 286.4 mm
Seasonal rainfall= 3571.1 mm ( Since June till date)

Mumbai received one of the highest showers in the last 24 hours of this monsoon season and more rainfall is likely in the city and suburbs on Wednesday, a MeT official said. Heavy showers overnight and early Wednesday morning caused waterlogging at many places in the metropolis, disrupting rail and road traffic.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert with a forecast of heavy rainfall at some places in Mumbai and Thane during the day. KS Hosalikar, deputy director general of IMD, said that 122.2 mm rain was recorded at Colaba and 273.6 mm at Santacruz till 5.30 am.
Due to continuous and very heavy rains, traffic on all lines on Mumbai Suburban section between Churchgate and Dadar is suspended from 8.15 am: Western Railway.
Dedicated COVID-19 hospital, Mumbai's Nair Hospital, flooded following heavy rainfall in the city. The city has received 173 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours: BMC
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