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Mumbai Rains: City to receive heavy rainfall for the next 48 hours

The city of Mumbai received incessant rain on Monday morning, July 27, as several areas in the city, including Dadar and Hindmata, and the suburbs witnessed waterlogging.

Mumbai Rains: City to receive heavy rainfall for the next 48 hours
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The city of Mumbai received incessant rain on Monday morning, July 27, as several areas in the city, including Dadar and Hindmata, and the suburbs witnessed waterlogging. Heavy traffic congestion was also witnessed across the city, especially in the Vashi area of Navi Mumbai.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted moderate to heavy rains in Mumbai and Thane for the next 24 to 48 hours. The areas of Marathwada and other cities are also expected to receive an intense spell.

However, Mumbai achieved has its rainfall target for the month on July 15. Till Friday morning, it recorded 1,344 mm rainfall against the monthly target of 840.7 mm. A bulletin submitted by the meteorological department has forecasted minimum rainfall in different parts of central Maharashtra today, however, it has stated that the intensity of rain is to increase tomorrow and in the coming period.

Meanwhile, the rainfall recorded in the catchment area of the seven lakes that supply water to the city has remained low. Mumbai gets its annual supply of water from Bhatsa, Middle Vaitarna, Upper Vaitarna, Tansa and Modak Sagar which are in Thane and Nashik districts. Tulsi and Vihar are located within the city limits in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Bhatsa lake, which is the biggest contributor to the water supply at 50 per cent, received only 16 mm of rain so far. Modak Sagar received 12mm, while Tansa received 2 mm of rain in the same time period. Vihar and Tulsi lakes received 7 mm and 26 mm, respectively.

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