Monsoon Rains Paralyze Mumbai City


Over the weekend, incessant rains caused delays in air and rail traffic.

On Monday, much of India’s financial capital woke up flooded after a night during which some weather stations recorded more than 300 millimeters of rainfall.


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The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai advised the over 25 million residents to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary and declared a holiday for all schools and universities.

The heavy rains caused disruptions in Mumbai’s train services, while dozens of planes experienced delays of several hours at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Images released by authorities show roads completely submerged, with water reaching knee-high levels in some northern neighborhoods, leading to the closure of several metro stations.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that the heavy rains will continue on Monday, keeping the city under an orange alert level.

This episode of intense rains is a consequence of the monsoon, which South Asian countries experience between May and September, a period during which significant personal and material damage is usually recorded.

Since the end of May, over 50 people have died due to the rains in the state of Assam, while the IMD has issued a red alert level in the state of Uttarakhand due to the risk of heavy rainfall.

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