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MUMBAI : Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains, ending a long dry spell, but a few hours of incessant showers left the financial capital struggling with the familiar monsoon woes of waterlogging, delayed trains, traffic jams and choked drains. Local trains were, however, running on time but flight services could get affected from Mumbai airport. "Monsoon arrives in Mumbai! Spells of heavy rains lash city. Local trains are running on Central Railway suburban section," Central Railway tweeted. Scores of commuters were left stranded on the roads. The Met office has predicted moderate rainfall with a few spells of heavy showers in the financial capital in the next 24 hours.Heavy showers brought cheers to civic officials who said they will help in improving stock in reservoirs supplying water to the metropolis.

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9:07 pm: Three persons were injured when a portion of a wall collapsed in Dadar (East), he said, adding that they were admitted to the civic-run KEM Hospital.

Waterlogging was reported from areas like Dadar, Wadala, Worli, Kurla, Chembur, Bandra, Andheri, Kandivili, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg and Bhandup, among others.

8:27 pm: Three persons died of electric shocks, while two others were injured in two separate incidents in the western suburbs, a spokesperson of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

According to the civic official, the deceased were identified as Kashima Yudiyar (60), a resident of Andheri (East), Rajendra Yadav (60) and Sanjay Yadav (24) -- both from Goregaon (East).

Two others suffered injuries in the Goregaon incident and were admitted to a local hospital, he said.

8:20 pm: Eight people were killed and five injured in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra where several parts were lashed by heavy rains Friday, even as dry weather prevailed in northern India.

6: 46 pm: Traffic in several routes diverted due to water logging. Routes include:

S.V. Road, National College- In between Old Khar to Bandra talkies(UP/Down)

Sion Road No-2, Vallabh Road Hindmata Cinema on Dr. B. Ambedkar Road(Up/Down)

Gandhi Market(King Circle)--(Both Up and Down)

Srirang Sabade Marg

6.40 pm: A four-storeyed building was Friday sealed after plaster started peeling in chunks in heavy rains that lashed Thane and Palghar districts, a civic official said.

The building is located in Kismat Colony in Mumbra township and all 16 tenements as well as 2,000 students of a school on the ground floor were evacuated by the local fire brigade, Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said

3:45 pm: Water-logging was also reported from several areas of Navi Mumbai.

2:38 pm: Mumbai Police said due to water-logging of upto 2 to 2.5 feet at Khar Masjid, SV Road and Khar, traffic has been diverted through linking road.

2:31 pm: Mumbai's BEST bus services has diverted several buses on 13 different routes due to heavy water logging at Sion and Hindmata junctions.

2:30 pm: At the Mumbai airport, flight departures were delayed by an average of 35 minutes, according to Flightradar24.

2:24 pm: Congress MLA Amin Patel blamed "corruption" in the Shiv Sena-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporations (BMC) for water-logging in Mumbai.

2:20 pm: Local train services in Mumbai were running late by 10 to 15 minutes.

2:13 pm: The rainfall will help the civic body in Mumbai to restore water in its reservoirs.

2:12 pm: Suburban services of the Central and Western Railways are reported to be running behind schedule.

Waterlogged streets in Hindmata area.
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Waterlogged streets in Hindmata area. (ANI)

2:11 pm: Although there are no reports of train services being affected, the Central Railway said water-logging on tracks has been reported from Thane railway station.

2:09 pm: Western Railway has deployed teams of officials and RPF at different locations to ensure local train services are not affected in Mumbai and nearby areas. "Tracks and signals are working well without any failure. Train operation is normal. Today we received a few mail express trains late at Surat from Vadodara due to heavy rains in Vadodara division," said a statement from Western Railway.

2:05 pm: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in the last five hours, its weather station has recorded an average rainfall of 43.23 mm in the island city, 64.14 mm in eastern suburbs and 78.21 mm in western suburbs.

1:13 pm: Central Railway tweeted that all its suburban trains are running in Mumbai without any disruption. "Don't believe in rumours," it said.

1:06 pm: Budget carrier IndiGo today issued a travel advisory to all its passengers, asking them to check for any delays in flights due to Mumbai rainfall.

12:54 pm: Nashik district recorded 374.5 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours till 8 am today: IMD

12:46 pm: The weather department said rain intensity was likely to rise during the weekend.

12:36 pm: Rainfall was reported from Kurla, Santa Cruz, Colaba, Borivali and Kandivali areas of Mumbai and also from nearby areas of Badlapur, Panvel and Shahpur.

Water-logged streets in Mumbai following heavy rainfall.
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Water-logged streets in Mumbai following heavy rainfall.

12:25 pm: In Mumbai, temperature was hovering around 24 degree Celsius with relative humidity of around 88%.

12:19 pm: ANI reported that despite rains, flight operations have not been disrupted so far as the visibility at Mumbai Airport was 1500 metres. "There was only one diversion around 9 in the morning," Mumbai International Airport Limited spokesperson told ANI.

12:18 pm: The India Meteorological Department said rains are expected to continue throughout the day in Mumbai today. Sky will remain cloudy the entire day with no sign of sunshine.

12:14 pm: SpiceJet warned passengers that bad weather could affect all departures, arrivals and their consequential flights from Mumbai airport. The airline asked passengers to check their flight status before going to the airport.

12:08 pm: Two persons, including a teenage girl, were killed in rain-related incidents in Nashik.

12:07 pm: Between 8.30am on Wednesday and 8.30am on Thursday, south Mumbai recorded moderate showers (43.8mm) while light rain was recorded in the suburbs (4.1mm)

12:04 pm: "Intense spell of rainfall likely to occur in the districts of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Palghar during next four hours," said IMD.

Traffic crawls on Western Express Highway as Mumbai receives heavy rainfall.
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Traffic crawls on Western Express Highway as Mumbai receives heavy rainfall. (ANI)

11:58 am: Rainfall has also led to water logging in Dharavi area, Mumbai.

11:57 am: As per Met department sources, Nashik district has recorded 374.5 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours ended 8 am Friday.

11:57 am: As the weather cooled, temperature was down to 24 degrees C in the megapolis.

(Agency inputs)

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