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Mumbai buckles under heavy rainfall #everyyearsamestory

New Delhi, June 19 (G’nY News Service): Incessant monsoon rains that have swept through Mumbai since last night has caused severe floods in the city.

The waterlogged metropolis experienced even more heavy rain this morning, resulting in knee to waist deep water in many areas. A flood alert was issues by Mumbai’s Civic Body, advising people to stay indoors.

Water logging and incessant rains is nothing new to Mumbai. Yet, each time the city suffers a similar fate as its preceding years.

Although the monsoon came as a huge breather from the sweltering heat, it has bought the fast paced city to a full stop. The continuous downpour has disrupted telecom and Internet services and have resulted in flooded roads and traffic chaos. Immense traffic jams were caused and the worst affected areas include Dadar, Parel, Sion, Andheri, Jogeshwari and Santa Cruz.

Bus routes have been altered and local train services were thrown out of gear. Local trains are the life line of Mumbai with an estimated 80 lakh people commuting by these trains daily.

Flight services were also affected by the incessant rains and all flights in and out of Mumbai have been delayed. Most government schools were shut down and university exams have been cancelled. Many private schools didn’t declare a holiday but the government urged parents not to send their children.

The Cleveland Bunder Pumping Station in Worli drove the final nail to the coffin as it abruptly stopped working. The failure might result to devastating conditions with possibilities of sea water entering the city during high tide.

The Met department has warned of heavy rainfall and strong winds in Mumbai in the next 24 hours.

Mumbai update

New Delhi, June 20 (G’nY News Service): Satellite image: The satellite image depicts the distribution of clouds over the Indian subcontinent.  It shows thick clouds with high albedo over parts of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Patchy clouds could also be seen over the south and south eastern parts of Odisha. The image is captured by hourly. 
Doppler image: The image graphically shows the latest short-term observed precipitation over Mumbai, as obtained from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The imagery displays the observations in a colorized counter bands that represents rainfall estimates using inches. The image provides precipitation estimate.

Monsoon update

New Delhi, June 22 (G’nY News Service): The 2015 monsoon is advancing satisfactorily. Yesterday, Southwest monsoon was strong over Odisha, Vidarbha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, South interior Karnataka and active over Konkan & Goa and Coastal Karnataka. India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that in coming days thunderstorms would occur at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Madhya Maharashtra and North Interior Karnataka.

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