Five people were killed, while Mumbai's famous delivery men, known as dabbawalas, who pick up home-cooked lunch boxes from about 130,000 households each morning, and deliver them to the respective office workers by the afternoon, weren't operating, NDTV reported on its website.
"The city and suburbs received a few showers in the last few hours but rainfall wasn't heavy like yesterday", said KS Hosalikar, a senior India Metrological Department official. Two children were among the three who were killed when a house collapsed due to the heavy rain.
India's commercial capital, Mumbai, slowly limped back to normalcy on Wednesday evening - a day after it faced 325-mm rainfall in just a span of 12 hours.
The Shiv Sena, which controls the city civic body, accused the BJP, its alliance partner in the state government, of taking "undue credit" for the relief work being carried out by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.
Here are some scenes from Mumbai before and after the rain that brought it to a standstill. Besides Konkan, heavy rains are expected in central Maharashtra and Marathwada region, in neighbouring Goa and Gujarat's Kutchh and Saurashtra regions starting from Wednesday till Sunday, according to IMD.
Residents in the city walked home, hitched rides on trucks or spent the night in their offices as the deluge evoked memories of the flooding in 2005 caused by a cloudburst that dumped almost a metre of rain in a single day, killing 570 people, grounding flights and cutting off rail and road links.
Commuters stranded at Hindamatha, Parel as heavy rains lash Mumbai on Tuesday.
Jet Airways has cancelled nine domestic flights and three global flights scheduled for Wednesday. Several passengers also remained stranded at Bandra Railway Station.
Meanwhile, around 450 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been mobilised for deployment in Mumbai.