Heavy rainfall to continue in Mumbai and Thane, and it is reported three people have been killed in the first shower of Monsoon in separate incidents in Maharashtra.
Indian Meteorological Department predicts active monsoon conditions on Saturday over the west coast.
IMD said, “Very active monsoon conditions over the west coast, with deep westerlies. Heavy rainfall expected in Mumbai, Thane and around the west coast.”
Temperatures dipped in Mumbai and it is learned rain intensity may fall after Sunday, but after July 3 similar downpour may again be experienced due to low-pressure area originating in the Bay of Bengal to move westward. Heavy rainfall can be seen on July 4 and July 5.
More than 2.5-foot of rainwater was accumulated on several routes in Mumbai, creating a traffic jam and making the movement of vehicles slow.
According to officials, intense waterlogging was the reason for traffic snarls in parts of Mulund, Vikhroli, Powai, Andheri-Kurla Road, Wadala, Bhandup village road, Ghatkopar East and Western Express Highway.
ANI reported, “According to BMC, Mumbai City received 127 mm rainfall, western suburbs received 170 mm rainfall and eastern suburbs received 197mm rainfall, in last 24 hours; According to IMD, heavy rainfall is expected in #Mumbai today.”
BMC’s disaster management cell said two deaths occurred due to electrocution and several more were injured near Irwani Estate in Goregaon East.
The two deaths were 60-year-old Rajesh Yadav and 34-year-old Sanjay Yadav.