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Cyclone Gulab Highlights: Heavy rains, lightning kill 13 in Maharashtra

Tropical Cyclone Gulab Tracker, Cyclone Gulab in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Highlights: As Cyclone Gulab weakened into a depression, the IMD had issued a heavy rain warning in parts of Maharashtra for Sept. 28 and Sept. 29

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 29, 2021 2:08:45 pm
mumbai rains, Maharashtra floods, cyclone gulabPeople stranded at Sarsa in Latur district of Maharashtra, due to incessant rains, were rescued by NDRF.

2021 Cyclonic Storm Gulab Highlights: Maharashtra witnessed heavy rains and floods under the impact of Cyclone Gulab on Tuesday. The state disaster management control said that a total of 13 persons and 206 livestock lost their lives in the rains and the subsequent floods. Eight districts including six of Marathwada were affected by the cyclone. Two NDRF teams have been deployed in Latur and Osmanabad while one SDRF team has been deployed in Jalgaon.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Tuesday evening said that extremely heavy rains are expected at a few places in Marathwada as well as Mumbai and other parts of the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra in the next 24 hours. The forecast came even as Mumbai received heavy showers during the day, news agency PTI reported.

Meanwhile, four persons are missing after a Maharashtra state transport bus was swept away Tuesday morning by strong currents from an overflowing nullah about 3 km from Umarkhed town in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district. Two of the six occupants in the bus have been rescued. In a viral video, one of the passengers is heard telling the authorities that the driver and conductor were stuck inside.

As Cyclone Gulab weakened into a depression, the IMD had issued a heavy rain warning in parts of Maharashtra for Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. In Ahmedabad, an auto fell into a pit that was formed after a road in the city caved in due to heavy rains. No injuries have been reported.

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Cyclone Gulab Highlights: Cyclone Gulab weakens into depression; heavy rains in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh; PM Modi assures all possible help to both states.

22:19 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Low pressure area over western India likely to intensify, bring heavy rains in Gujarat, Maha: IMD

After bringing intense rainfall over the eastern coast and central India, Cyclone Gulab weakened into a low pressure area on Tuesday, but it is again likely to intensify further after reaching the western coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The depression over southwest Vidarbha and neighbourhood moved west-northwestwards and weakened into a well-marked low pressure area on Tuesday, the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said. It is likely to move northwestwards and weaken gradually during the next 24 hours.

"The system is likely to emerge into northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around September 30 and there is likelihood for the system to further intensify over northeast Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours (Wednesday). There is a possibility that the system may intensify into a cyclone as it reaches the Arabian Sea. The emergence of the remnant system into north Arabian Sea and its chances of further intensification are being closely monitored, it added.

Cyclone Gulab hit the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast on September 26. It started weakening after the landfall, but brought intense rainfall activity over Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra. The IMD has predicted intense spell of rainfall over Gujarat, north Konkan, north-central Maharashtra and Marathwada during the next two days in association with the well-marked low pressure area over western parts of Vidarbha. It also predicted intense spell of rainfall over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand during the next two days in association with well-marked low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal. (PTI)

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20:32 (IST)28 Sep 2021
More rains expected in Mumbai, Marathwada: IMD

Extremely heavy rains are expected at a few places in Marathwada as well as Mumbai and other parts of the coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday evening. The forecast came even as at least ten deaths have been reported due to rain fury in central Maharashtra's Marathwada in the last 48 hours. Mumbai too received heavy showers during the day.

K S Hosalikar, senior scientist at IMD Mumbai, said, “The remnants of Gulab cyclone will continue to have its impact on Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan with few places receiving extremely heavy rainfall. The northern parts of Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra will receive more showers on Wednesday as well. There is low pressure area of Gulab cyclone now. As it is moving towards Arabian sea, its effect on Maharashtra will decrease from Thursday,” he said. (PTI)

17:47 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Heavy rain lashes Bengaluru

Heavy rain lashed several parts of Bengaluru on Tuesday evening inundating roads and affecting traffic movement, but no complaints were reported to the Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP). Several areas, including Majestic, Gandhinagar, Shantinagar, KR Market and surrounding areas, witnessed waterlogging.


17:26 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Heavy rains in Mumbai; train services unaffected

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and suburbs on Tuesday but no major water-logging is reported so far and public transport services, including suburban trains, also remained unaffected, officials said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an "orange alert" indicating "thunderstorm with lightning, gusty winds, and very heavy rainfall at isolated places" for Mumbai and neighbouring areas for Tuesday.

The Mumbai Regional Meteorological Centre had issued a newcast warning of "likely moderate to intense spells of rain at isolated places" in the districts of Mumbai and neighbouring Palghar, Thane, and Raigad during the next 3-4 hours. "Possibility of thunder/lightning accompanied with gusty winds in some areas. Take precautions while moving out," the warning stated. (PTI)

16:54 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Update: Four missing after bus swept off flooded bridge in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal

Four persons are missing after a state transport bus was swept away Tuesday morning by strong currents from an overflowing nullah about 3 km from Umarkhed town in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district.

Two of the six occupants in the bus have been rescued. In a viral video, one of the passengers is heard telling the authorities that the driver and conductor were stuck inside. Read More

16:49 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Maharashtra: IMD issues red alert for Palghar, Thane, Raigad

The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued a red alert for Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts in Maharashtra in the wake of heavy rains lashing the state due to the impact of cyclone Gulab. The Met department has also issued an orange alert for Mumbai for Tuesday.

15:47 (IST)28 Sep 2021
47 people stranded in Maharashtra's Sarsa due to incessant rains rescued

47 people, who were stuck at Sarsa in Latur district of Maharashtra due to incessant rains, were rescued by speed boat.

14:41 (IST)28 Sep 2021
More rain predicted for today in parts of Maharashtra

A Nowcast warning issued at 1 pm by IMD Mumbai says moderate to intense spells of rain are very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Dhule, Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Nasik, Ahmednagar, Pune and Satara during next 3-4 hours. There is possibility of thunder/lightning accompanied with gusty winds in some areas. The warning add that precautions should be taken while moving out.

14:35 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Man drowns in underpass after heavy rainfall in Ahmedabad

A 40-year-old man died due to drowning in a railway underpass in Sarkhej area of Ahmedabad on Monday afternoon after heavy rainfall had submerged the underpass.

According to police and fire safety department officials, the deceased identified as Kantibhai Parmar, a resident of Mahakali Na Tekra area of Sarkhej, had drowned in a railway underpass built on the Sarkhej Dholka road around 12.30 pm on Monday. Parmar was walking on foot and had tried to cross the underpass, even after it was barricaded by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) , informed the officials. According to police, the victim was walking towards his home where he had to cross a railway underpass on the way.

14:33 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Cyclone Gulab weakens into well-marked low pressure area

According to the IMD bulletin issued at 2 pm, Cyclone Gulab has now weakened into a well-marked low pressure area. It is expected to further weaken in the next 24 hours. It has once again issued warnings of heavy rainfall, especially in parts of Gujarat and Marathwada for the next two days. 

Details of rain warning as follows:

Sept. 28: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over north Konkan, north Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and south Gujarat region; heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Saurashtra & Kutch and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Vidarbha.

Sept. 29: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over south Gujarat, heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over north Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Marathwada.

Sept. 30: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Saurashtra & Kutch and heavy falls at isolated places over Gujarat region.

14:10 (IST)28 Sep 2021
In pictures: auto falls into caved in portion of Ahmedabad road

In Ahmedabad, an autorickshaw fell in a pit formed on the road in the city on Tuesday morning. The road near Ambar Tower in Sarkhej area had caved in after heavy rainfall on Monday night. The vehicle was finally taken out with the help of a crane. The driver escaped unhurt. No injuries have been reported. 

This combination picture shows the stages of taking out the auto that fell into a caved in portion of a road in Ahmedabad city. (Express photo)
An auto fell into a caved in portion of a road in Ahmedabad city. (Express photo)
13:37 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Parbhani, Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Nanded sees intense rainfall

More updates from rain-hit parts of Maharashtra.

Parbhani, Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed and Nanded is seeing intense spell of rain. In Marathwada's Beed district, catchment areas of Manjra dam is seeing heavy rainfall. As a result, 18 gates of the dam have been opened to release excess water.

In Nanded, eight gates of Dr Shakarrao Chavan Vishnupuri dam project have been opened to release water.

13:20 (IST)28 Sep 2021
IMD update at 11.30 am says cyclone to weaken during next 24 hours

Text of IMD text as follows: 

The Depression over southwest Vidarbha & neigbourhood moved west-northwestwards weakened into a well marked Low pressure area and lay centered at 113.0 am on Sept. 28, 2021 over western parts of Vidarbha & neigbourhood.

It is likely to move northwestwards and weaken gradually during next 24 hours. The system is likely to emerge into northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around Sept. 30 and there is likelihood for the system to further intensify over northeast Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.

The emergence of the remnant system into north Arabian Sea and its chances of further intensification are being closely monitored.

13:17 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Aurangabad asks for NDRF help as rivers swell

The Aurangabad division has asked for immediate help from National Disaster Response Force to tackle the flood situation arising of heavy rains due to Cyclone Gulab

Aurangabad divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar said: "we have heavy rains since Monday morning. The Aurangabad division had 60 mm of rain and on Tuesday morning, we have nearly 90 mm of rain in Nanded. I have asked for NDRF help and 6 teams of NDRF are being airlifted to Osmanabad and Latur."

Kendrekar said that the three rivers — Godavari, Manjra and Purna — are above the danger mark and the authorities are watching the situation. 

Nagpur divisional commissioner Prajakta Verma said that the Nagpur division is not having heavy rains.

12:23 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Watch: MRTC bus with passengers washed away in Umarkhed

A bus belonging to Maharashtra State Road Transport corporation was washed away in floods at Umarkhed near Yavatmal this morning.

MSRTC managing director Shekhar Channe said that the bus was plying on Nanded Nagpur route when the driver decided to drive on a bridge submerged in water. The bus had five to six passengers, of which one person has been rescued, said Channe. 

12:05 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat to experience heavy rainfall today and tomorrow

Intense rainfall is expected in parts of Konkan, Goa, Maharashtra and southern Gujarat on Tuesday as remnant of cyclone Gulab moves west-northwestwards, according to an IMD bulletin issued at 8 am.

The rainfall alert issued via IMD for Sept. 28, 29 is as follows:

Sept. 28: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and south Gujarat region; heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Marathwada and Saurashtra & Kutch and heavy rainfall at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha.

Sept. 29: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Saurashtra & Kutch and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Gujarat region and Konkan.

09:24 (IST)28 Sep 2021
2 killed as heavy rain lashes Andhra, alert in Telangana

Two people died in Andhra Pradesh amid heavy rainfall in the state after cyclone ‘Gulab’ made landfall at Kalingapatnam in Srikakulam district Sunday evening. Neighbouring Telangana also received heavy rainfall as a fallout of the landfall.

In Andhra Pradesh, record levels of rainfall were reported in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram, which inundated low-lying areas. (Read more)

08:19 (IST)28 Sep 2021
Depression over Telangana and adjoining areas of Marathwada, Vidarbha  

The depression over north Telangana and adjoining Vidarbha moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 24 kmph during last 6 hours and lay centered at 5.30 am on Sept. 28, 2021 over Telangana and adjoining areas of Marathwada and Vidarbha near Lat. 18.9°N and Long. 78.0°E, about 25 km northwest of Nizamabad (Telangana) and 260 km south-southeast of Nagpur (Vidarbha).

It is likely to move west-northwestwards and weaken into a Well Marked Low Pressure Area during next 6 hours. The system is likely to emerge into northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around Sept. 30 evening and there is likelihood for the system to further intensify over northeast Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.


Fishermen park their boats on the Puri beach on Sept. 26, 2021. (PTI)

Cyclone Gulab could give rise to another cyclone in Arabian Sea by Sept 30: IMD

Cyclone Gulab, which has turned into a depression after crossing the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday evening, could give birth to a fresh cyclone in the Arabian Sea.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that the present system will be given a new name if the wind speed touches 68km/hr. If this happens, it will only be the third such instance since 1996 when a cyclone after making landfall would further strengthen and re-emerge as a fresh system of ‘cyclone’ category in the North Indian Ocean region.

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