Heavy rain in Mumbai amid Orange Alert; Public transport services unaffected

Last Update: 12 July 2022 at 1:08 pm IST

Amid the Orange Alert, public transport services remained unaffected in Mumbai.  (File photo: News18)

Amid the Orange Alert, public transport services remained unaffected in Mumbai. (File photo: News18)

The island city (south Mumbai) received 42.42 mm of rain in the 24-hour period till 8 am on Tuesday, as against 12.04 mm the day before.

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday morning and an ‘Orange’ alert was issued India Meteorological Department, civil officials said. He said that no major water logging has been reported anywhere in the city so far.

An official of the civic body said that local trains are running normally on the Central Railway and Western Railway corridors. He said that the bus services of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) have not been diverted anywhere.

After several days of light rain, heavy rains have made a comeback in the city since Monday night. It has been raining continuously since Tuesday morning in the city and suburbs. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rain in the city and suburbs and very heavy rain at isolated places in the next 24 hours and sometimes gusty winds reaching 40-50 kmph. likely to run.

The IMD had on Monday issued an ‘Orange’ alert for Mumbai, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the city for the next three days. The island city (south Mumbai) received 42.42 mm of rain in the 24-hour period till 8 am on Tuesday, as against 12.04 mm the day before. A civic official said that the eastern and western suburbs recorded 63.90 mm and 52.43 mm of rain, respectively, compared to 22.12 mm and 12.76 mm on the previous day.

The Meteorological Department issues four color-coded forecasts based on existing weather systems. Green color does not indicate any warning, yellow color is for monitoring, orange color is for alert, while red color is warning and action needs to be taken.

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