IMD predict heavy rainfall: over 50 flights, train cancel

Heavy rains in Mumbai on Sunday caused waterlogging, long traffic jams and disruption of local train services and flight operations.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast moderate to heavy rains throughout the day in Mumbai on July 8. Heavy rains in Mumbai on Sunday caused waterlogging, long traffic jams and disruption of local train services and flight operations. Heavy overnight rain is expected to continue this week.

The local weather department reported that heavy rains lashed Mumbai’s Dindoshi in the early hours of Monday morning and many areas were flooded. The IMD has predicted that there is a possibility of heavy rain in Maharashtra in the next three to four days.

IMD predict heavy rainfall: over 50 flight, train cancel
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The Meteorological Department has indicated that heavy rain will affect Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada regions from July 8 to July 10, 2024.

27 flights diverted: Runway operations at Mumbai airport suspended due to heavy rain and low visibility, 27 flights were diverted from 2.22 am to 3.40 am on Monday.

Flights have been diverted to cities like Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Indore, etc. At present, priority is being given to arriving flights, the official said.

Airport Issue Advisory: In view of inclement weather in Delhi, Mumbai Airport has advised passengers to plan their journey to the airport. “In view of adverse weather conditions and forecast of heavy and heavy rains, Mumbai airport advises all passengers to check their flight status with their airlines and leave for the airport a little earlier,” officials said.

IMD predict heavy rainfall: over 50 flight, train cancel
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Trains cancelled: Central Railway has cancelled trains MMR-CSMT (12110), Pune-CSMT (11010), Pune-CSMT Deccan (12124), Pune-CSMT Deccan (11007) and CSMT-Pune Intercity Express (12127). Local train services were also stopped for a while after the water receded from the tracks and then resumed.

Traffic jam across the city: The city’s highways and major roads, which are not submerged, witnessed heavy traffic during the morning rush hour on Monday. Footage from the Western Expressway showed long stretches of vehicles struggling to navigate.

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