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Mumbai Rains Highlights: Downpour to continue till tomorrow; CM urges citizens to stay indoors

Mumbai Rains, Weather Today Highlights: On Tuesday, several areas were waterlogged in the city, hampering the movement of people. Transport services on the main and harbour lines of Vadala and Parel remain suspended.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: August 6, 2020 10:02:52 am
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Mumbai Rains Live Updates: In view of the heavy downpour in Mumbai for second consecutive day, CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked BMC to stay on high alert and urged the people to stay at home. He also reviewed the situation with district collectors of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Kolhapur, Thane and Raigad districts as they have been experiencing heavy rainfall.

Intense to very intense spell of rainfall likely to continue over Mumbai during next three hours, IMD said. Strong winds with speed reaching 70 Kmph along the coast are prevailing and likely to continue during next 3-4 hours, the weather agency added. This comes even as many parts of south Mumbai like Girgaum Chowpatty, Madanpura, Byculla, Hindmata, and Worli have reported waterlogging due to continued rain.

Due to very heavy rain and tree branches approaching near track at Churchgate, Mumbai Central and in between Marine Lines and Charni Road, the special suburban trains have been suspended temporarily between Mumbai Central, and Churchgate, Western Railway update said. Trains are being reversed from Mumbai Central Dadar, Bandra and Andheri.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai for Wednesday. The weather agency also issued red alert for Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts for Wednesday and Thursday.

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Mumbai Rains, Weather Today Live Updates: Red alert issued by IMD; 'extremely heavy' rainfall expected; state disaster management unit and fire brigade on standby; BMC asks offices to remain closed; people advised to stay indoors.

00:13 (IST)06 Aug 2020
'Uncommon' flooding in South Mumbai, heritage buildings affected

HEAVY RAIN coupled with gusty winds led to "uncommon" flooding in parts of South Mumbai, which is otherwise known to have a robust and efficient drainage system. Places like Oval Maidan, Marine Drive, and Girgaum Chowpatty were completely submerged even as water entered several housing societies located in these areas. Local residents blamed Metro construction as well as the coastal reclamation project as being "catalysts" for the flooding. Read more here

00:02 (IST)06 Aug 2020
After Tulsi, Vihar lake overflows

Vihar lake, one of the seven lakes that supply water to Mumbai, started overflowing around 10pm on Wednesday. It is the second lake this monsoon to overflow, after Tulsi on July 28. According to the latest tweet by the IMD, the Colaba weather station recdorded 32.8 cm of rainfall between 8:30 am to 11: 30 pm on Wednesday, while Santacruz recorded 13.8 cm. "Intense to very intense spell of rainfall likely to continue over Mumbai during next 3-4 hours," the IMD said. 

23:52 (IST)05 Aug 2020
116 calls to Fire department amid heavy rain

116 calls were made to the Fire Brigade Wednesday amid heavy rains in Mumbai. Vihar lake, one of the seven lakes that supply water to the city also started overflowing late on Wednesday. It is the second lake this monsoon that supplies drinking water to the city that has started overflowing. First was Tulsi lake, which started overflowing on July 28

23:39 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Local trains come to a halt due to waterlogging, NDRF called in to rescue stranded passengers

MORE THAN 300 essential service providers travelling by local train were stranded for over three hours between Byculla and CSMT on Wednesday evening as heavy rain and winds crippled operations in Mumbai. Trains came to a halt around 3.30 pm as water accumulated on tracks on the Central Railway (CR), while strong winds led to technical snags in overhead cables on the Western Railway (WR).

22:58 (IST)05 Aug 2020
NDRF rescues passengers from stranded local train in Mumbai

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Wednesday evening rescued some 150 passengers from a local train stranded between Masjid Bunder and Byculla stations on the Central line here, said an official. As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and tracks got flooded, another local train coming from opposite direction also got stuck near the same spot and a team has been sent to rescue the passengers, the NDRF official said.

22:23 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Watch: Water logging at JJ Hospital after heavy rains

Water logging was witnessed at Mumbai's JJ Hospital Wednesday after heavy rains in the city.

22:18 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Mumbai rains: Man dies of electrocution in Dahisar

A 38-year-old man allegedly died of electrocution in an inundated area in the western suburb of Dahisar here on Wednesday, police said. Shambhu Jagdish Soni was found dead on the water- logged streets of Anand Nagar locality by some passersby in the morning hours, an official said.

The deceased, who worked at a tile manufacturing unit, was on his way to work in the rains when he got electrocuted, he said. While the body of the deceased has been sent for a post-mortem, an accidental death report has been registered, official added.(PTI)

20:27 (IST)05 Aug 2020
IMD warns of intense rainfall, strong winds in Mumbai, suburbs

The MeT department on Wednesday warned of an intense spell of 30 to 50 mm rainfall per hour wit strong winds in Mumbai and suburban areas.

As per an alert issued by the India Meteorological Department at 6 pm, strong winds could reach up to 70 to 80 k per hour speed and occasionally gust to 100 km per hour in the next three to four hours.

This intense spell could result in heavy water-logging and flooding in low-lying areas of the city and suburbs disrupting road and rail traffic. (PTI)

20:26 (IST)05 Aug 2020
NDRF rescues passengers from stranded local train in Mumbai

The NDRF has rescued some 150 passenger from a local train stranded between Masjid Bunder and Bycull stations on the Central line in Mumbai, said an official.

The first local train left the CSMT station in south Mumbai but could not move beyond Masjid Bunder. While 150 passengers in this train were rescued another 100 were still inside, the NDRF official said.

The other local which had come from Karjat got stuck 60 metres outside Masjid Bunder, he said. Around 60 passenger were inside and a rescue team had been sent, he added.

Water had collected upto three feet on the tracks a this spot, forcing the motorman to stop the local, he said. (PTI)

19:43 (IST)05 Aug 2020
CM Uddhav Thackeray urges people to stay at home

In view of the heavy downpour in Mumbai for second consecutive day, CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked BMC to stay on high alert and urged the people to stay at home.

19:14 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Waterlogging on railway tracks, passengers stuck

Two local trains are stuck between Masjid and Bhaykhala station in Mumbai due to water on tracks. 150 passengers from first local going from CST to Karjat have been rescued by Railway staff. About 100-120 still inside, NDRF said in a statement.

Another local which is coming from Karjat to CST is stuck at about 60 mtrs from Masjid station which may have 50-60 passengers. Water is about 2.5 to 3 feet deep. One team of NDRF from Andheri has moved for the spot.

19:10 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki's house flooded, asks BMC for help

Rainwater seeps inside hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki's house as he asks for assistance from BMC. 

19:04 (IST)05 Aug 2020
People take to streets chanting Jai Shri Ram on waterlogged Mumbai streets

People chanting Jai Shri Ram and carrying out a small rally visiting all mandirs on waterlogged streets in Mumbai Central. (Express photo by Iram Siddiqui)

18:43 (IST)05 Aug 2020
BSE signage on the top of the building in Mumbai

The BSE signage on the top of the building in Mumbai has come apart following extremely heavy rainfall.

18:42 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Train services on harbour line suspended

Due to heavy rain and waterlogging, the train services on harbour line between CSMT- Vashi and on the Main line between CSMT- Thane have been suspended.

18:34 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Seven flights directed to go-around at Mumbai airport due to heavy rains

According to Mumbai airport authority, seven go-arounds of flight due to rough weather, zero cancellations or diversions so far.

Details for Mumbai Airport 
Cancellations = 0
Diversions = 0
Go-arounds = 7

18:24 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Mumbai: Hospital ward flooded due to heavy rains

The ground floor casualty ward of JJ Hospital in Mumbai flooded due to heavy rains.

18:17 (IST)05 Aug 2020
IMD Weather update: Strong winds to continue along coasts

Strong winds with speed reaching 70 Kmph along the coast are prevailing and likely to continue during next 3-4 hours. Intense (20-30 mm per hour) to very intense spell (30-50mm per hour) of rainfall likely to continue over Mumbai during next 3 hours: IMD

18:08 (IST)05 Aug 2020
South Mumbai received its heaviest rainfall of the season

Visuals from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Navi Mumbai following heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, south Mumbai received its heaviest rainfall of the season, as Colaba weather observatory recorded 229.6 mm rain in nine hours between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. Santacruz recorded 65.8 mm in the same time period.

Wind speed was 65 kmph gusting to maximum of 72 kmph in south Mumbai between 4 pm and 5 pm. Visibility less than 600m, IMD said.

18:04 (IST)05 Aug 2020
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Palghar

This is how Satpati, a fishing village in Palghar, looks after heavy rains continued unabated in the area.

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Mumbai rains, weather today live updates:

On Tuesday, several areas were waterlogged in the city, hampering the movement of people. Transport services on the main and harbour lines of Vadala and Parel remain suspended. However, shuttle services between Vashi, Panvel and Kalyan are operating as of now, Mumbai's Central Rail Chief Public Relations Officer confirmed. 

While IMD issued an orange alert for Monday, Mumbai witnessed light rainfall on the day. IMD's santacruz observatory recorded 4mm of rain while the Colaba station recorded 7 mm of rain till 5.30 pm yesterday.

"A low pressure Area has formed over the north Bay of Bengal on today, the 04th August 2020. As a result, the monsoon trough which is presently in the near normal position is likely to become active during the next 2-3 days. Widespread rainfall with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls is very likely over Konkan & Goa (including Mumbai)during 4th to 5th August" read IMD's Tuesday bulletin.

Pune, Kolhapur and Satara are also likely to receive heavy showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.