Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning affected most parts of Mumbai since last evening. Schools and colleges have been shut as precaution and flights towards and from the financial capital are hit. The downpour is likely to continue for the next 24 hours, the weather department predicted. Several parts of the city including South Mumbai, Kandivili, Borivali, Andheri and Bhandup, received heavy rainfall. The traffic in Mumbai has slowed down and the local train are hit too. This is the second time in two months that Mumbai is hit with heavy rains.
5 Western Railways trains cancelled; six trains cancelled and two diverted on Central Railways, reports news agency ANI.
The main runway of Mumbai airport still closed; a total of 56 flights have been diverted. Second runway is operational.
High tide expected at 12.03 pm and a low tide at 06.04 pm today, informed Mumbai police on Twitter.
There were heavy rains in the city overnight, waterlogging in several parts.