Mumbai Bathed in Heavy Rains, Disrupting Flights and Train Services

Heavy rainfall, as predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), descended upon Mumbai on Monday, causing significant disruptions to air and train services. IndiGo airlines, in a post on X, announced that flights to and from Mumbai were impacted due to weather-related air traffic congestion. They advised passengers to monitor their flight status closely.

In another post, IndiGo acknowledged the ongoing rainfall and its impact on flight operations, reminding passengers to check their flight status before heading to the airport. The IMD forecast indicated that Mumbai could expect moderate to heavy rainfall throughout Monday, July 8, with the possibility of thunderstorms at night.

Several parts of the city experienced waterlogging as a result of the heavy rainfall. The local weather department reported that Mumbai’s Dindoshi area witnessed heavy rainfall in the early hours of Monday, leading to waterlogging in several areas.

The IMD also issued a forecast for continued heavy rainfall across Maharashtra over the next three to four days. Specifically, heavy rains are expected in Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada regions from July 8 to July 10, 2024, according to the Meteorological department.

The heavy rainfall also affected Central Railway suburban services. The CRPO reported that rain services were affected at Sion and between Bhandup and Nahur stations. Rainwater had risen above the tracks, leading to the suspension of train services for nearly an hour. While the water level has receded slightly, services are still affected.

According to a press release issued by the IMD, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Konkan & Goa; Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka; Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Uttarakhand; Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Maharashtra, East Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Region; Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, East Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Assam & Meghalaya, Telangana, Kerala & Mahe, Interior Karnataka and Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam.”

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