Mumbai under waist-deep water, more rain expected
August 29, 2017  13:29
Large swathes of Mumbai is submerged in waist-deep water with the weather bureau saying it is possibly the heaviest and longest bout of rain since July 26, 2005.

It has been raining incessantly for over 24 hours and with a high tide expected at 4.30 pm, Mumbai is bracing for a tough night ahead.

Services on the Western Railway were suspended, but have now resumed with services running late. Central Railway services have been suspended.

There are traffic jams across the city, with roads closed, traffic diverted due to water logging.

Skymet Weather said that in three hours from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, Dadar recorded 115 mm of rain and Mahalaxmi 105 mm with more and continuous showers predicted.

Anand Mahindra tweeted, "Typhoon-like weather. Cancelling my flight to Delhi for an Indo Australian meeting.Telling my Aussie friends I'm 'Down Under' water in Mumbai."

Three teams of NDRF stationed in Mumbai put on alert and two additional teams have been moved from Pune to Mumbai.

Image: @Laxmantweetsss tweets this picture of water logging at Sion station. However, Sion station usually gets waterlogged with very little rain.

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