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Mumbai gets some respite from south-west monsoon

June 09, 2008 12:37 IST

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After a weekend of heavy downpour, residents of Mumbai on Monday got a respite from rains allowing them to get back to work.

Air, rail and bus services, which were severely affected during the weekend, were plying as usual on Monday as water receded from the roads and tracks.

However, the weather office said that warning to fishermen not to venture into the sea continues as the sea is rough.

Due to active monsoon conditions, the weather office also has given port warning to keep the danger signal No. LC III hoisted at ports from Dahanu to Marmugaon of Maharashtra Goa [Images] coast.

Train services on both Western and Central lines are normal and have not been affected by the rain, railway sources said.

All the morning flights were on time although several flights were delayed over the weekend, the airport sources said.

The weather office had forecast thundershowers with the possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in parts of Mumbai and suburbs accompanied by strong gusty winds.

The south-west monsoon, which set in on Saturday, was coupled with high tide in the Arabian sea resulting in flooding in several low lying areas, including the railway tracks, throwing normal life out of gear.

The rainfall recorded at Santa Cruz and Colaba observatories during the last 24 hours till 8.30 am on Monday are 85.1 mm and 92.2 mm respectively, the weather office said.

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