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As heavy rains lashed Mumbai in the past 24 hours, the Met department has warned that intermittent heavy to very heavy rainfall is further expected over the next few days. The rains are predicted to be the worst since 2005 and a 'typhoon-like' situation is expected.
On Monday Santacruz recorded 88.4mm of rainfall and Colaba 151.8mm. Water-logging was witnessed at several places slowing down traffic and inconveniencing commuters, especially in areas in Mulund, Pratiksha Nagar in Sion, Khar Jaybharat Society, and Hindmata Junction.
According to the Met department, the heavy rains are due to two weather systems currently active over the region.
"There is an upper air circulation over South Rajasthan and neighbourhood owing to which there is cloudiness over the west coast. There is also a low-pressure area over south east of Odisha and neighbourhood. Both these systems are acting together indicating that a lot of rainfall activity. Further enhancement in the rain activity is expected for the next 48-72 hours," said K.S. Hosalikar, deputy director-general (western region), IMD.
In the wake of waterlogging on roads, traffic advisories have been issued for several zones of the city. Slow movement of traffic has been so far reported from Eastern Freeway southbound, Dr. B. Ambedkar Road, Western Express Highway near Kherwadi, Udyag Sarthi, MIDC Jogeshwari, Military Road, Kama Lane in Ghatkoper East and other places.
The rains, however, could not dampen the 'Mumbaikar' spirit, and locals took to twitter to share their experiences with the rains.