Mumbai is gasping in the incessant rain, trying to catch hold of every little branch to sail through. It is said that since 2005, this year has recorded the highest rainfall.

Mumbai woke up to being submerged in water after incessant rains lashed the city. The MET department issued regular weather updates, and the government issued advisories asking residents to stay calm and not venture outside.

In view of the security and maintaining peace out on streets among students and working population, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has declared public holiday tomorrow. He has also exempted toll collection till situation gets back to normal.

National Disaster Response Force too is present in the city to assist in providing help for restoration amidst the rainfall, though expecting that water recedes. Keeping in mind the heavy rainfall, five more teams have been moved from Pune and this step has been taken as a precautionary measure.

Beginning from the lifeline of Mumbai, the local train are unable to follow schedule. Lakhs of daily commuters are stranded at various stations. Roads too have taken the bolt way too heavily. Potholes and road water logging has always been a problem that Mumbai has been facing since time immemorial.

While Mumbai rejoiced the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, the worst is yet to hit. The heavy downpour and ageing drainage system, is resulting in increasing water logging. Therefore, the congestion during Ganesh Visarjan will worsen the situation.

Schools and colleges too are affected, as Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde says schools and colleges in Mumbai to remain shut tomorrow in view of forecast of heavy rain

Heavy rains have not just crippled the road transport, but also the air traffic. Airport officials say several flights had to do go-arounds while landing, and several flights were diverted to nearby airports.

As for the Mumbai shores, a 3.35 m high tides have been recorded.

As per the Regional meteorological centre, Mumbai will experience intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy rain fall in a few places in the city and suburbs over the next 24 hours.

High tide of 3.35 meters was recorded at 4.35 pm today and is likely to wane into low tide at 11.23pm.

BMC has announced their emergency number, 1916, and have advised to call in case of any emergencies.