The India Meteorological Department and the Union Water Ministry have also issued an advisory on “very heavy rainfall” over the next three days in parts of 12 states, including Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The rain on Tuesday, 30 times the average, had brought Mumbai to standstill on Tuesday with water flooding low lying areas. Thousands waded through waist-deep water, abandoning cars to walk.
Mumbai is returning slowly back to normal a day after heavy rain battered the city. The rainfall recorded in Mumbai yesterday is said to be the heaviest in 12 years, recording almost 300 millimeters in some locations.
Today, several roads have been cleared for traffic and water has receded from some public areas. Local trains are also running, though most of them are behind schedule.
Mumbai’s famous dabbawalas, who deliver lunch to offices, won’t operate today. The weather office has, however, forecast more rain in Mumbai today.