Mumbai Rains Forecast: IMD Gives 24h 'heavy To Very Heavy' Rainfall Prediction Even As Deluge Disrupts Traffic, Forces 20-minute Airport Runway Closure

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After nearly a week of moderate rains, the heavy showers seem to have made a comeback. On Monday, Mumbai received a heavy downpour yet again.

Written By Shloak Prabhu | Mumbai | Updated On:

After nearly a week of moderate rains, the heavy showers seem to have made a comeback. On Monday, Mumbai received a heavy downpour yet again.

Within a few minutes of drizzling, incessant rains gripped the financial capital, disrupting traffic movement and affecting the railways. The eastern suburbs faced more problems as the rainfall caused water logging and some trains were delayed by half and hour or more. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) shared that the efforts will be carried out to pump out the logged water. They also extended their apologies for the same and assured all the help to Mumbaikars:

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The Central Railway (CR) immediately dispatched teams to ensure that last week's scenario does not happen again. Here's a tweet by CR that shows the efforts that are carried out:

Netizens took to Twitter and shared the footages of traffic and waterlogging. Here are some of those tweets which show Mumbai's current state:

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The BMC has also given a forecast which indicates that more showers are likely to follow: 

Meanwhile, operations at the Mumbai airport were suspended briefly on Monday morning due to heavy rains which also forced the aerodrome operator to divert some flights to the nearby airports, an official said.

However, no flights were cancelled:

"Runway operations at the Mumbai airport remained suspended for nearly 20 minutes on Monday morning due to heavy rains," the official from the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said.

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The services were stopped at 9.12 am and later resumed at 9.31 am. Three city-bound flights were diverted from Mumbai during the period, the official said, adding that there were no cancellations. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Maharashtra this week. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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