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Mumbai records highest September rains in 10 years

21 September 2017, 12:39 | Simon Arnold

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Mumbai, the maximum city is bracing up for yet another monsoon fury as rains have disrupted the proceedings in the city.

According to reports, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal International Airport has been shut with both the runways being non-operational.

As a precaution, Education Minister Vinod Tawde late on Tuesday announced closure of all schools and colleges in Mumbai metropolitan region.

With the havoc caused by the August 29 downpour fresh in memory, Mumbai is bracing for another spell of rain on Wednesday.

The met department said Mumbai city had got 210 mm rainfall, the suburbs had got 303 mm, and Dahanu near Mumbai had got 304 mm rainfall.

All 183 passengers were safely evacuated from the Varanasi to Mumbai flight after it missed the runway and "skidded off into the unpaved surface", the airline said.

This quantity falls under the weather category of "extremely heavy rain" (204.5 mm and above), according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

On Wednesday, an airport operator said incessant rains hindered their efforts to remove the aircraft stuck in mud.

Last month a bout of heavy rainfall in the city also led to the cancellation and delay of flights right up till the next day.

On the opposite side of India, dozens of flights were diverted from Mumbai after a SpiceJet plane overshot the runway late yesterday amid torrential rain.

The main runway of the airport remains closed.

Later, around midnight, there was another suspension of operations after a SpiceJet Boeing aircraft skidded due to wet runway, hitting the operations on the main runway.

Mumbai: Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning affected most parts of Mumbai since last evening.

Water flooded train tracks, delaying services along the heavily used lines, a rail official said.

Train services, too, are slowly resuming.

Currently, the condition of Mumbai is normal as there is no traffic and waterlogging.

Meanwhile, high tide is expected around 12 PM and a low tide is expected around 6 pm. Instances of vehicles breaking down on the Eastern Freeway near Wadala, Andheri subway and Andheri Western Urban Road were reported.

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