Mumbai rains: Expect intermittent heavy showers all night, cops tell public

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Mumbai rains: Expect intermittent heavy showers all night, cops tell public

Intense spells of rain are likely to continue in the districts of Thane, Raigad and Mumbai

Seventeen flights were diverted to nearby airports and four flights had to do ‘go-around’ before they could land

MUMBAI: Seventen inbound flights were diverted from the Mumbai airport on Friday as the city witnessed heavy downpour, airport authorities said here.

Seventeen flights were diverted to nearby airports and four flights had to do `go-around’ before they could land, a spokesperson of the Mumbai airport said in the evening.

 

As the downpour revived the memories of the much greater monsoon fury the city had witnessed on July 26, 2005, there were delays of on average more than one hour in airport operations.

Intense spells of rain are likely to continue in the districts of Thane, Raigad and Mumbai, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said earlier in the day.

 

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12:00 am: In a span of six hours, SantaCruz recorded a whopping 124 mm of rain between 5.30 pm and 11.30 pm on Friday: Skymet

11: 35 pm: Suburban railways affected in the central line.

Very heavy rains in Kurla Thane belt and very very heavy rains beyond Kalyan. The water from city area in Ambernath and Badlapur is gushing onto railway area, hence as a precautionary measure, services have been suspended from Kalyan to Karjat/Khopoli.

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