The Indian Meteorological Department on Wednesday issued a fresh warning predicting heavy to very heavy rains in Konkan region in the coming days.

While heavy rains took a break on Wednesday, it is expected that the showers will return later on Wednesday in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar.

With the much-needed break from rainfall, the suburban train services resumed on three lines between Bhayandar and Virar at restricted speed.

The local train services were badly affected on a section of the Western Railway (WR) on Tuesday due to inundation of tracks.

Trains were packed with commuters since early morning and the WR was running its services on some routes with restricted speed as the tracks were still flooded.

In just 10 days, the city received 864.5 mm rain, which is nearly equal to what it gets in an entire month, the MeT department said.

The local trains, considered the lifeline of Mumbai, were suspended between Nallasopara and Virar stations on Tuesday, causing huge inconvenience to those travelling on the busy western line.

Today, scores of commuters flocked the railway stations looking for local trains to reach their destinations, WR chief spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar said.

The Central Railway’s local train services on its main line and harbour line were running late by 5 to 10 minutes today, a CR spokesperson said.

The heavy downpour yesterday had caused flooding at Vasai, Nallasopara and Virar stations, leading to cancellation of many long-distance trains.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), police and fire brigade personnel had rescued 2,000 passengers of Shatabdi Express and Vadodara Express.

(With agency inputs)