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Heavy rains lash Mumbai; more expected

rediff Mumbai Bureau | July 05, 2006 09:17 IST
Last Updated: July 05, 2006 17:26 IST

Incessant rains hit Mumbai for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday morning, giving no respite to Mumbaikars.

Television news channels reported water-logging in some parts of Andheri, Kurla and Chembur.

Local trains services in Mumbai have been affected.

Railway authorities have installed suction pumps at various places to avoid water-logging on tracks.

Flights to and from Mumbai have been delayed.

The government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges on Wednesday because of heavy rains.

Heavy to very heavy rain is expected on Wednesday. The suburbs are expected to get more rain than the city proper, the Met department informed on Wednesday morning.

Though it did not rain much in the night, the rains resumed on Wednesday morning, making the morning commute difficult for those brave enough to make the journey.

On Wednesday, between 8.30 am and 2.30 pm, Colaba recorded 89.22 mm of rain while Santacruz received 90.2 mm of rain.

High tide is at 1854 hours. The mean sea level, which is 2.22 metres at low tide will rise to 3.32 metres during high tide.

The rain had stopped pouring on Tuesday night, but early Wednesday morning it began raining again, accompanied by gusty winds.

So far ten people have died in and around Mumbai ever since heavy rains lashed the city since Saturday.

Reliance Energy, that provides electricity to most of parts of Mumbai, too cut down power for a few hours in many parts of city on Tuesday as a precautionary measure to avoid any disaster.

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