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© Khozema Agarwala
Mumbai Floods, 19 June 2015.
Heavy monsoon rain in Mumbai, India, has brought wide areas of the city to a standstill.

Roads have been blocked, rail services interrupted and flights delayed. Some power generating plants have been shut down by Mumbai electricity board after flooding was considered to pose a danger. Many schools have also been closed for the day.

Many areas have seen over 150 mm of rain fall in the last 24 hours. According to WMO, as much as 310 mm of rain was recorded in the last 24 hours in Santacruz, Mumbai. India Meteorological Department (IMD) report that some Mumbai suburbs received 283.4 mm of rain while south Mumbai recorded 208.8 mm rain between in 24 hours between Thursday and Friday.

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There was heavy water-logging in the areas under the Sion Bridge

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Mumbai floods

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© Khozema Agarwala
Mumbai Floods, 19 June 2015.
4 Metre high tide

Mumbai is also facing a flood threat from today's high tide, expected to be 4.47 metres at around 14:30 (2.30pm) local time.

Mumbai was flooded by a high tide almost exactly the same time last year, when the streets of Dadar, Worli and Chaupati were under water 1 to 3 feet deep (30cm to 90cm) on 12 June 2014.

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Heavy water-logged street
Heavy rain along India's west coast

Large stretches of India's west coast have seen heavy rain over the last 24 hours, from Mumbai down to Cochin, Kerela.

WMO Rainfall figures for the past 24 hours (18 to 19 June 2015)

Ratnagiri - 147 mm

Cochin - 96 mm

Mangalore - 52.8 mm

Goa - 108 mm
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There was also heavy water-logging near the Railway office quarters in Byculla