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Mumbai monsoon: City lashed by heavy rains

25 Jun 2017 | By Kanchan Monga
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According to IMD, the adjoining areas of the city as well as the suburbs have recorded much more significant rains as compared to Mumbai today.

The Met has forecasted heavy rains in the next 24 hours for north Konkan.

Mumbaikars also witnessed season's highest tide at 4.97 metre, which is above the warning level of 4.5 metre.

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