Mumbai, neighbouring areas receive heavy to very heavy rains

The city of Mumbai and its neighbouring areas received heavy to very heavy rains continuously last night.

Not less than 17 Mumbai-bound flights had been diverted with many delayed by at least an hour last evening due to the rains and low visibility.

The downpour led to water-logging, traffic snarls in several parts of Mumbai and also delayed suburban local train services.

The Central Railways has informed that it has suspended services from Kalyan to Karjat and Khopoli as a precautionary measure since very heavy rainfall in Kurla-Thane belt and beyond Kalyan had led to water rushing on to the tracks.

Heavier rainfall was reported from the suburbs and neighbouring areas till wee hours today.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department intense spells of rain are likely to continue in the districts of Thane, Raigad and Mumbai. It has also predicted that the monsoon is likely to become active throughout Maharashtra over this weekend and as a result, Mumbai Konkan and surrounding areas are likely to receive widespread rain till July 30 with very heavy rain at isolated places on July 27, 28 and 29.

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