Heavy showers to continue in Mumbai over next 48 hours

Heavy showers to continue in Mumbai over next 48 hours
The rains can be attributed to the prevailing cyclonic circulation over South Gujarat and off-shore trough running along the West Coast

Even as Mumbaikars continue to reel under the effects of heavy rainfall and strong winds, which brought the city to a halt once again on Wednesday morning, weathermen have forecast heavy showers over the next 48 hours.

The city witnesses its first major slowdown on Tuesday morning, when over a dozen locations, like Kurla, Sion, Matunga, Dadar, Hindmata, Mahim, Andheri and JVLR among others, witnessed waterlogging. The flooding brought both rail and road traffic to a standstill during morning peak hours.

And despite BMC’s best attempts, similar conditions prevailed on Wednesday morning as rains continued to lash the city.

According to Skymet Weather, showers of different intensity will continue to lash the city throughout the day, with the intensity likely to gather pace as the day progresses.

These rains can be attributed to the prevailing cyclonic circulation over South Gujarat and the off-shore trough running along the West Coast from this system till Kerala.

Though the cyclonic circulation will be shifting westward gradually, the trough will keep weather conditions conducive for moderate to heavy rains and thundershowers to continue over Mumbai and adjoining areas for another 48 hours.

So far, Mumbai has recorded 414.5 mm of rain, lower than the monthly target of 523 mm. In a span of 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Tuesday, the Colaba Observatory recorded 63 mm of rains, while Santacruz Observatory received 51 mm of rainfall.

The city, meanwhile, is yet to witness its first 3-digit rainfall.

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