MUMBAI: Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Mumbai and suburbs on Tuesday evening, leading to waterlogging in a few parts of the city.
“In association with active monsoon conditions, West Coast is very likely to experience an active wet spell during the next three days. Under the influence of strong lower-level wind convergence along the West coast, Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra is very likely to experience enhanced rainfall activity during the period July 14-16,” said India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The Met department had already issued a yellow alert for Tuesday for parts of Mumbai, Thane and Palghar forecasting heavy rain at isolated places. Weathermen said that the intensity of rain is expected to increase further on Wednesday.

An orange alert has also been issued forecasting heavy to very heavy rain at a few places in the city.

K S Hosalikar, deputy director-general (western region), IMD, said that radar, satellite images indicate dense clouds over Konkan region (Which includes Mumbai) and also some interior parts, likely leading to rain. “Wednesday could see a likely increase in rain activity as per by IMD models,” he added.

On Tuesday the average rains reported in the nine hours from 8.30am-5.30pm by the IMD Santacruz observatory was 77.1mm which falls in the heavy rain category (Heavy rainfall: 64.5mm-115.5mm).

Due to waterlogging at Hindmata, BEST buses that are plying to Sewree — 40 Ltd and 368 Ltd — were diverted on Tuesday afternoon. Also, other routes – 1, 4 Ltd 5 and 15 – were diverted through the Hindmata flyover, officials informed.

In Sion, three routes were badly hit due to heavy rain while two other routes diverted in King Circle, Gandhi market area, they said.

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