Pics: Heavy rains brings Mumbai to a grinding halt

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Bangalore, July 24: Southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Telangana and north interior Karnataka and very active over Himachal Pradesh, east Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat region, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada and south interior Karnataka.

Rain and thundershower occurred in several places in the western coast and interior Maharashtra. Some of the other places to receive rainfall include Gangetic west Bengal, Odisha, east Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat state, western Himalayan region, and Chhattisgarh, West Rajasthan, however, remained dry.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Konkan and Goa. Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over Vidarbha and Telangana.

Heavy rainfall would occur at a few places over Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat region, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathawada, coastal Karnataka, north interior Karnataka, Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Some of the other places to receive very heavy rainfall include Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, east Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, west Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra & Kutch, coastal Karnataka and Kerala. The weather conditions are going to remain the same in the next few days.

Enjoying the rain

People walk in heavy rains at Marine drive in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Water-logged streets

People cross a road as vehicles move at a snail's pace on a flooded road, after heavy rains in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday.

Water-logged railway tracks

Local trains running at water-logged tracks after heavy shower in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Train moving at a snail's pace

Local trains run through water-logged tracks after heavy shower in Mumbai on Tuesday.

In Kolkata

People cross the road amid heavy rains in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Wading through water

People walk on a flooded railway track during showers in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Dragging along

A man pulls his bag on a flooded street during showers in Mumbai on Tuesday.

In Assam

Women wade through flood water at Agyathuri in Kamrup district of Assam on Tuesday.

Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has already sent a high alert to the Mumbaikars to avoid going out as heavy rains have been lashing the city in the past 24 hours.

The city has reported heavy rainfall since Tuesday morning. Colaba has recorded 158.6 mm of rain in the last 20 hours. Santacruz has recorded 168.6 mm rainfall since Tuesday. Temperature in Mumbai has dipped to minimum 22 degree C due to continuous rainfall.

The Met Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. Predicting high tide on Wednesday, the fishermen have been asked not to venture in the sea.

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