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Monday, August 10, 2020

Mumbai rains


Mumbai: Over 50% water stock in 7 lakes after 3 days of moderate rain

August 10, 2020 12:26 am

A total of 191,976 million litres of water, which means water supply worth one-and-a-half months, was added to the seven lakes following the incessant and heavy rainfall along the west coast, including Mumbai and Thane.

Taking cue from Tokyo, South Korea, BMC mulls underground ponds to store excess rainwater, mitigate flooding

August 09, 2020 1:41 pm

Drawing from the flood tunnels of Tokyo, Japan, and the underground ponds of South Korea, civic officials said similar water-retaining structures could also be built in the open spaces in South Mumbai.

As BMC chops trees to clear roads, experts say replant uprooted ones wherever possible

August 08, 2020 2:48 am

BMC could have saved many trees if scientific pruning exercise and risk assessment had been undertaken before the monsoon, said Vaibhav Raje, who runs Treecotech that provides arboriculture services.

Malabar Hill landslide: Ridge Road, part of Hughes Road likely to be closed for six months for repairs

August 08, 2020 4:44 pm

Primary investigation has revealed that over a period of time water had started accumulating between the retaining wall and the hill slope causing deterioration in the structural stability of the wall.

Mumbai: Leaks, waterlogging at some Covid centres

August 07, 2020 2:05 pm

As the hospital has created staff accommodation in the nearby Lalit and Sofitel hotels, nurses and doctors were able to reach in time for their shift. On Thursday, only five ward boys of 43 appointed were absent.

Mumbai: 361 trees uprooted in two days

August 07, 2020 2:10 pm

The wind speed in south Mumbai on Wednesday was equivalent to the post-landfall effect of severe cyclonic storm Nisarga (90-100 kmph), which was recorded in Mumbai on June 3

Landslide in Malabar Hill damages 4 water pipelines

August 07, 2020 1:58 pm

While South-bound traffic could be opened in a day or two, North-bound will take some time as rocks and mud from the hill continue to fall down, said an official.

Mumbai floods: Leptospirosis, dengue cases likely to rise

August 07, 2020 1:54 pm

“Dengue, leptospirosis, H1N1, hepatitis and gastroenteritis are under control except malaria,” a BMC official said. Apart from testing patients with fever for Covid-19, the civic body has asked all hospitals and dispensaries to conduct rapid antigen test for malaria.

Mumbai: Water recedes in flooded areas as city receives light showers, intensity to reduce further: IMD

August 07, 2020 1:56 am

“Strong south westerly/westerly monsoonal flow over the Arabian Sea with winds speed reaching up to 60-70 kmph along and off the west coast at lower tropospheric levels is likely to continue to prevail during the next two days,” said IMD.

140-year-old drainage system, highest rain since ‘74 — why south Mumbai flooded

August 07, 2020 1:47 pm

The amount of rain that Mumbai experiences has remained unchanged over the last 80 years. The old drainage system, along with Mumbai’s then abundant open spaces, allowed the percolation of water and its faster dispersal.


Heavy rains, strong winds batter Mumbai

August 05, 2020 9:20 pm

Incessant heavy rains accompanied by strong winds battered Mumbai and neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday, disrupting suburban train and bus services and throwing normal life out of gear.

Heavy downpour continues in Mumbai, throws normal life, traffic out of gear

August 04, 2020 9:15 pm

Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts are expected to receive showers for the next 48 hours and people have been advised to stay indoors unless there is an emergency.

IMD issues red alert for Mumbai as downpour continues; waterlogging in several areas

July 16, 2020 11:59 am

"Heavy to very heavy" rainfall is likely in Konkan Maharashtra, including Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district, on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

As heavy rains lash Mumbai, commuters carry on unhindered

September 10, 2019 7:45 am

The rains did not pose to be a major impediment for the Mumbaikars as the commuters carried on throughout the day with its daily humdrum.

Mumbai receives heavy rain, IMD issues red alert

September 04, 2019 3:15 pm

Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today: The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rainfall for Wednesday, as a result of which schools have been asked to remain shut.

Mumbai marooned as heavy rains lash city

July 29, 2019 7:28 am

Mumbai rains photos: The NDRF deployed 8 boats to the rescue spot at Wangani where the train has been held up due to waterlogged railway tracks.

Monsoon revives with full force in Mumbai as Delhi reels under sultry weather

July 25, 2019 12:44 pm

The IMD said widespread rain or thundershowers will cover parts of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh from July 24 to 27.

Malad wall collapse: Death toll rises to 21, several injured after overnight downpour

July 02, 2019 6:19 pm

At least 20 people have been killed and several others critically injured after a compound wall collapsed on hutments due to heavy rainfall at Kurar village, Pimparipada-Malad East, Mumbai. The rains have completely disrupted the city's normalcy.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai, bring city to halt

July 02, 2019 5:07 pm

Heavy rain pelted most parts of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, raising fears of flooding and leaving lakhs of commuters stranded in slow moving trains, on railway platforms, and in traffic jams on the city’s roads. At least 16 people have died after a compound wall collapsed on hutments at Malad East.

Mumbai rains: Heavy waterlogging brings city to halt, several trains delayed

July 01, 2019 4:56 pm

At least thirteen trains were terminated or cancelled following heavy waterlogging on the railway tracks in the early hours of Monday due to incessant rainfall overnight.


Hear the Mumbai monsoon

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

The rain makes us dance to its rhythm. It has a special place. Hear the different sounds of the Mumbai monsoon and experience it.

What Is So Unusual About The Excess Rains That Lashed Mumbai?

June 22, 2020 6:55 pm

Tuesday's rainfall in Mumbai is unexpected in the month of August. Once the rain stops what is required is a good drainage system for an exit. Unfortunately, in Mumbai also the drainage networks are not very good.