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Mumbai rains live: Highest August downpour since 1997

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    Torrential rains accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the megapolis and satellite towns to their knees. But there were no casualties.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    The metropolis recorded 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997, according to data from the India Meteorological Department. This was second only to 346.2 mm of rainfall registered on August 23, 1997, the data showed.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    People's woes were compounded by the high tide that prevented natural drainage of water into the sea.

    Traffic crawled at snail's pace on important roads.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    Ten coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed in Maharashtra's Thane district on Tuesday due to a landslide.

    Trains were running late or stopped on all three suburban railway lines as tracks were submerged at several places.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    People wade past motorcycles stranded in rainwater in Mumbai on Tuesday. The downpour flooded arterial roads in Lower Parel, Dadar, Kurla, Andheri, Khar West, Ghatkopar, Sion and Hindmata areas.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said due to IMD warnings, people in Mumbai and areas around the city are advised to stay home unless there is an emergency.

    Fadnavis also instructed suspension of toll collection at all Mumbai entry points and sea link till situation is back to normal.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    Some passengers jumped off stationary trains and walked along the flooded roads to their destinations.

    Schools and colleges have been ordered shut following forecast of heavy rainfall

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    Not only the roads, but homes of people are also getting flooded due to incessant rains today

    Maharashtra government employees have been advised to stay home on Wednesday if rains persist.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    The Indian Navy has deployed five flood rescue teams and two diving teams to render assistance at different locations across Mumbai.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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    India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forcasted "extremely heavy rainfall" in the next 24 to 48 hours in the western coast of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and parts of Gujarat and Goa.

    Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

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