Rains lash parts of Mumbai, adjoining areas

As the cyclonic storm 'Maha' weakened', it brought heavy to moderate rainfall in several parts of the city, suburbs of Thane and Navi Mumbai on Friday.

Heavy showers lashed Mumbai suburbs of Ghatkopar, Chembur, Santacruz, Borivali, Kandivali and Malad in the early hours of Friday, an official said.

At some places, showers were accompanied by lightning and thunder.

Parts of adjoining Thane and Palghar districts also experienced showers, an offical in the district disaster management control room said. Low-lying areas in Thane and Palghar districts were water-logged, he said.

According to reports, seashore villages of Dahanu, Chinchani, Boisar, Safale and Kelve in Palghar district received heavy showers.