Mumbai rains

As per the weather experts, Mumbai is receiving these heavy rains due to a Cyclonic Circulation over Madhya Maharashtra which is 5 km to 9 km above sea level.

The weather forecasting has predicted that the region is likely to receive more rainfall in the next two 2-3 days with the temperature oscillating between 24 degree Celsius and 32 degree Celsius.

The majorly affected areas lie between Kurla and Sion in North-Central and Central Mumbai. The Sion railway station was completely waterlogged by today afternoon.

The IMD authorities have also predicted heavy rainfall for Mumbai and other adjoining districts for the next 2 days.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continue the rescue and relief operations in Shirol, Kolhapur on Tuesday. NDRF teams also carrying fodder with them for affected animals.

22 rescue teams have been deployed in Kolhapur, comprising five teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), 14 of the Indian Navy, and one each of Coastguard, Army column and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).

A total of 1,32,360 people from 28,397 families have been evacuated from these districts, it stated. Incessant rains in several parts across the state have resulted in massive waterlogging and flood-like situation. Rescue and relief operations are underway on a war footing in the rain-affected areas of the state.

Mumbai has been facing incessant rain and waterlogging for past few days. Earlier, 17 flights had been diverted and several were delayed by 30 minutes on average due to heavy rains. Rail services too have been hampered by the intermittent rains.

As many as nine pregnant women were there and elderly people were rescued after rescuing them. Finally male passengers were evacuated, said NDRF chief S N Pradhan.