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Mumbai rains HIGHLIGHTS: Very heavy rains expected, train services hit

Mumbai Heavy Rains, Weather forecast HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar today. Get the latest news and updates here.

| New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2018 12:59:55 pm
Mumbai Rain weather flooding trains local status flights Mumbai rains LIVE UPDATES: The city witnessed heavy rains for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. The average rainfall recorded in July is 840.7 mm (Express Photo/Prashant Nadkar)

Maharashtra, Mumbai Heavy Rain, Weather HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on Wednesday. The city has been receiving incessant rain in the last week, with July already recording average rainfall of 840.7mm — the Santacruz observatory registered 827.5 mm rainfall in the first 10 days of the months.

More than 320 local trains in the city were cancelled on Wednesday, while several more were delayed. Flights were also running later due to the weather. An Air India plan to Mumbai overshot the runway while landing amid heavy rains, The Indian Express reported.

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Vasai, Nallasopara and Virar, meanwhile, were left inaccessible by rail and road yesterday. Nearly 1,500 passengers were stranded after long-distance trains were halted outside these townships. The passengers along with around 400 residents from the low-lying salt pan lands in Manikpur were rescued on boats by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

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Mumbai rains, weather forecast LIVE Updates: Incessant rains across Mumbai over the past few days have left most of the city flooded. Read in Hindi

12:13 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Emergency helpline numbers

(Source: Twitter/@MumbaiLiveNews)

11:53 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Update on trains

The Western Railway has tweeted a list of trains short terminated (ST), reversed (EX) and rescheduled. 

(Source: Twitter/@drmbct)
11:46 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Tuesday's visuals from Vasai

(Source: Express Photo)
(Source: Express Photo)

11:23 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Picture of BJP spokesperson wading through water goes viral

A picture of Sambit Patra wading through knee-deep water in Mumbai is viral on social media with several jokes and memes being circulated. The BJP spokesperson is seen in the picture with Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye. He was in Mumbai to attend some party meetings and address a press conference. Click here to see how Twitter has reacted!

BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra struggles through Mumbai floods. (Source: ANI/Twitter)

11:13 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Western Railway updates
11:10 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Latest train update: Tains halted to facilitate Mumbai bound commuters

19040 Awadh Exp, 12926 Paschim Exp & 19042 Gazipur City-Bandra T Exp halted at stations between Dahanu Road - Virar.

11:03 (IST)11 Jul 2018
IMD warning: More rains for Mumbai

IMD today issued a warning saying heavy to very heavy rains with extremely heavy falls at isolated places are expected over the Konkan region and Goa.

10:41 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Train services between Virar and Nallasopara resumed

More than 24 hours after stalling trains between Virar and Nallasopara stations, train services resume by 10.15 am. Only fast trains heading towards Virar from Bhayander stations are not operational, till water levels recede. Trains working at restricted speed. 

09:54 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Traffic update: Slow traffic on Western Express Highway

Due to the collapse of a metro cane, traffic is moving slowly. Officers and staff are at the site to move the crane and ensure smooth traffic flow, the Mumbai Police tweets.

09:34 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Navy deployed for rescue ops at Nala Sopara station

The Indian Navy was deployed to conduct rescue operations at Nala Sopara station on Tuesday night, following a request by the Western Railways. Hugh chassis vehicles were sent to help evacuate train commuters stranded at the station due to flooding.

09:19 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Seas rough, fishermen advised against going out

Fishermen have been advised to avoid venturing out to see for the next five days as the sea is expected to be rough with wind speed ranging between 40 to 50 kmph and even reaching 60 kmph.

(Express Photo/Karma Sonam Bhutia)

08:47 (IST)11 Jul 2018
In first 10 days of July, Mumbai receives 93% above normal rainfall

In the first 10 days of the month, Mumbai has received 93 per cent above normal rainfall for this season. The average rainfall for July was recorded as 840.7 mm. Ajay Kumar, scientist, India Meteorological Department (IMD) told The Indian Express, "This is not abnormal as in some years it can be more and in some years less. This can change later over the weeks."

Read more: Mumbai receives 93 per cent above normal rainfall this season

08:41 (IST)11 Jul 2018
No respite from rains, Mumbai braces for more

Transportation services in the city were severely affected on Wednesday due to the rains. Over 320 local trains were cancelled while many along the central and western lines were delayed. Air-conditioned locals on the WR were suspended as well. Flights were delayed by up to 30 minutes. Further, more than 30 BEST buses were diverted due to waterlogging.

Aircrafts line up for takeoff at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Express Photo/Prashant Nadkar)

08:21 (IST)11 Jul 2018
Very heavy rainfall predicted on Wednesday

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on Wednesday. The city has been receiving incessant rain in the last week, with July already recording average rainfall of 840.7mm. Follow our LIVE blog through the day for the latest news and updates.

A truck drives through water on the Sion-Panvel Road near Nerul in Mumbai on Tuesday (Express Photo/Narendra Vaskar)

22:13 (IST)10 Jul 2018
Relief operations underway at Naigon station
22:10 (IST)10 Jul 2018
Army assistance only for to provide transportation of food packets & other relief material: Western Railway

The Western Railway has said that the assistance from Indian Army/Navy has been requested in terms of disaster management, only to provide transportation of food supplies and other relief material to stranded passengers at various locations between Vasai Road and  Virar as these areas are submerged.

22:01 (IST)10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains update: Army roped into rescue and relief operations

Indian Army has arrived at the Nallasopara station with food and relief materials. They are set to join NDRF and local administration in rescue and relief operations. 

21:37 (IST)10 Jul 2018
Western Railway cancels 11 trains, passing through Vadodara junction

Heavy Mumbai rains disrupt rail traffic as Western Railway cancels 11 trains, passing through Vadodara junction. Trains diverted from South Gujarat.

20:17 (IST)10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains latest update by IMD
19:50 (IST)10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains: Train schedules latest update

The latest update of rescheduled/diverted/cancelled trains by Western Railways

Train No. 59442 Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central Passenger of 10.07.18 has been short terminated at Surat and will be reversed as Train No. 59441 from Surat on 11.07.18

Train No. 22901 Bandra Terminus - Ajmer Express of 10.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No.12239 Mumbai Central - Jaipur Duronto of 10.07.18 has been cancelled

Train No.12925 Bandra Terminus - Amritsar Paschim Express of 10.07.18 has now been cancelled

Mumbai rains LIVE Updates: Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai since a week. According to IMD forecast, intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers at one or two places is likely over city and suburbs for the next 48 hours. Continuous rain with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at one or two places very likely over city and suburbs for the next 24 hours.

According to a data released by the private weather broadcaster Skymet Weather, Dahanu recorded extremely heavy three-digit 354 mm rainfall, while Mumbai’s Colaba observatory witnessed 171 mm of Monsoon showers. Santa Cruz too recorded record rainfall.