Mumbai faces more rain after record downpour
- 30 Aug 2017 at 13:29
- WRITER: BLOOMBERG NEWS
People walk through a waterlogged street following heavy rain in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017.(AP photo)
MUMBAI -- India’s weather office forecast “heavy to very heavy” rainfall for parts of Mumbai a day after the nation’s commercial capital suffered the heaviest downpour since 2005.
The city’s Santacruz weather center recorded 33.1 centimetres of rain in 24 hours that ended at 8.30am local time on Wednesday, the most since 94.4cm of precipitation recorded 12 years ago.
Residents in the city walked home, hitched rides on trucks or spent the night in their offices as the deluge evoked memories of the flooding in 2005 caused by a cloudburst that dumped nearly a metre of rain in a single day, killing 570 people, grounding flights and cutting off rail and road links.