Heavy showers lashed Mumbai suburbs of Ghatkopar, Chembur, Santacruz, Borivali, Kandivali and Malad in the early hours of Friday, an official said.
The IMD Mumbai has issued a warning of thunderstorm accompanied with intense rainfall and strong wind speed reaching 40 kmph in Raigad, Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Satara and Sangli districts.
The weather forecasting has predicted that the region is likely to receive more rainfall in the next two 2-3 days.
According to a Western Railway (WR) official, the engineer, Harish Rathore, spent nearly 16 hours in flooded water monitoring the water level on tracks between Andheri and Vasai stations.
The Santacruz weather station in suburban Mumbai recorded a whopping 242 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 8.30 am Thursday.
Belagavi authorities ask people near Krishna river to move as Maharashtra would release excess water
'Rescue teams are in place with necessary equipment, and all precautionary measures have been taken to face the flood situation.' said Belagavi Deputy Commissioner S B Bommanahalli.
Of the cancelled flights, 18 were departures and the rest 14 were arrivals, as per the live flight tracking website Flightradar24.
NDRF teams are kept on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri, said an official on Thursday.
The deceased, identified as Vijayendra Sardar Bagdi (36) and Jagdish Parmar (54), were employees of P/S Ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Dr K Hosarikar of the Colaba observatory said the orange alert was upgraded to red for Mumbai, Raigad and Thane districts.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday declared that schools under its jurisdiction will be used as shelters for housing people stranded due to rain.
The fast trains running under Western Railways are plying normal services between Churchgate and Vasai railway stations.
Water-logging occurred in Sion and in areas near King Circle railway station and Gandhi market.
The corporation has urged the school principals to ensure students' safety if they reached school today morning.
Incessant rains have caused waterlogging in the low-lying areas of the city. The majorly affected areas lie between Kurla and Sion in North-Central and Central Mumbai.