Photos of the incessant rains that have now gripped Mumbai

Navi Mumbai too received 119.85 mm rain in the past 24 hours.

With heavy rains lashing through Mumbai and threatening to continue over the next 48-hours, several Mumbaikers have been left stranded on the streets.

Traffic snarled across south-central Mumbai region. The heavy rains that lashed the city led to waterlogging at many places such as Sion, Bandra, Matunga, Kurla, Andheri, Dadar, Kings Circle, Hindmata and many others.

There has been delays of 15 to 12 minutes for flights coming and going out of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.

The rain reduced visibility, forcing airport authorities to divert a few flights.

Bandra station is flooded and train services have been affected. All Western railway trains from Bandra towards the city have been stopped. The Harbour line services have been delayed by over half an hour. Both Western and Central Railway services have been cancelled. At Sion, there is waterlogging on the tracks.

As per an alert issued by Head of Bhivpuri and Khopoli Hydro Power Station, the Walwhan Lake situated in Lonavla is overflowing and had reached a level of 633.79 Mtr by 8 am on August 27.

Predicting that the next 48 hours of the rains would continue to spell a bad period, the met office has advised people not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary.

Between 8.30 am to 2.30 pm Monday, the regional Meteorological Centre, Colaba recorded 35.8 mm and the one at Santacruz recorded 28.6 mm of rain. Especially Northern Konkan which incudes Mumbai. However can not be compared to July 26, 2005 deluge. It is not 26/7 like situation as clouds over Mumbai are not that thick as these were in 2005. Heavy rain coming.Plan ahead.

Fishermen of the Konkan-Goa coast had been asked not to venture into the Arabian Sea for next 24 hours and had issued port warning.

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