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Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Maharashtra reels from torrential rains; CM Uddhav reviews situation as toll crosses 110

Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur are the worst affected districts. The rescue teams have so far evacuated 135, 313 people from the flood-hit areas of the state.

NDRF personnel carries out rescue operations in flood-hit Kolhapur district. (Photo: Publicity Department of Maharashtra)

Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Maharashtra on Saturday continued to reel under the aftermath of torrential rainfall that left over 110 people dead and about 99 missing. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Raigad to take stock of the situation in the flood-ravaged district, which accounts for at least 47 of the total number of deaths in rain-related incidents in the state.

The downpour has been described as “unprecedented” by the state government as it caused landslides and house collapses in the western and southern areas of the state. Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur are the worst affected districts. The rescue teams have so far evacuated 135, 313 people from the flood-hit areas of the state.

Heavy rains in parts of Karnataka have claimed nine lives, led to landslides in eight places and evacuation of about 9,000 people in the last 24 hours. The government has sounded a Red alert in seven districts.

Widespread heavy to very heavy showers are likely to continue across India’s west coast for the next two days, following which the intensity of the rain is likely to reduce.

East and adjoining Central India will also receive heavy to very heavy rains for the next two days, according to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) latest weather bulletin. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are predicted to receive heavy rains today, the IMD said. Isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely in these regions on 25th and 26th July.

The IMD has also predicted an increase in widespread rainfall activity in the northeastern states of India from July 26 onwards.

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Heavy showers likely across the west coast for the next two days; Heavy rains in Karnataka claim nine lives. Follow this space for the latest Monsoon updates:

21:58 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Landslip warning issued for Mumbai’s S ward, over 121 locals on alert

Days after over 32 people lost their lives in two landslides in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai, S ward (Powai, Vikhroli) of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which has the highest number of landslide-prone areas in the city, has issued a warning to over 121 residents of Jai Bhim Nagar in Powai.

The notice, issued on Friday, said the area is prone to disasters like landslide and collapse of retention walls and houses. It has asked the locals to move to a safer location till the end of monsoon. The notice added that in case of an untoward accident, the BMC could not be held responsible. Read more

21:57 (IST)24 Jul 2021
IAF airlifts relief materials and NDRF personnel for flood relief efforts in Maharashtra

Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted relief materials and NDRF personnel in continuation of flood relief efforts in Maharashtra.

21:39 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Nine dead, 3 missing as rains pound Karnataka

Nine people have died and three were missing in Karnataka so far,with torrential rains battering several parts of coastal, malnad and north-interior region of the state, causing flood like situation and landslides, officials said on Saturday. A total of 31,360 people have been evacuated from low lying areas, while 22,417 people are taking shelter in 237 relief camps that have been opened by the government. According to data shared by the State Disaster Management Authority, 283 villages in 45 taluks have been lashed by rains, affecting a population of 36,498. --PTI

21:25 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Rainfall likely to increase over north Indian plains, hills from July 25, reduce over west coast

In a much needed relief to rain-battered Maharashtra and Goa, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said rainfall activity is expected to reduce over the west coast, even as it issued an orange alert for 24 Madhya Pradesh districts. The death toll from the torrential rains that battered Maharashtra's Pune and Konkan divisions over the last three days and triggered landslides in some areas rose to 112 on Saturday, including 52 in the coastal Raigad district alone, the government said. In addition, nine people have died and three are missing in Karnataka as heavy downpour led to a flood-like situation and landslides in the state, and five people were killed and 18 injured in four incidents of lightning strikes in Madhya Pradesh. The IMD, meanwhile, said Gujarat is very likely to witness an "active wet spell" till July 27, with the likelihood of light to moderate rainfall at several places and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall. --PTI

21:00 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Maharashtra: One drowns in swollen river

A teenage boy drowned in a swollen river at Ambernath in Thane district of Maharashtra while his friend is missing, police said on Saturday. The body of Ishan Mohadikar (19) was fished out of the river at Chinchavali on Friday evening by NDRF jawans. The incident occurred on Thursday when Mohadikar and his friend had gone for a swim in the river which is in spate due to heavy rains. --PTI

19:51 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Heavy rain alert for 24 districts of Madhya Pradesh

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an `orange alert' warning of "heavy to very heavy" rainfall in 24 districts of Madhya Pradesh as showers continued to lash large parts of the state. The alert was valid till Sunday morning, said senior meteorologist P K Saha from the IMD Bhopal office. Heavy to very heavy rainfall and thunderstorms with lightning might occur in isolated places in the districts of Jabalpur, Rewa, Satna, Anuppur, Umarai, Dindori, Katni, Narsinghpur, Mandla, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh, Vidisha and Sehore, Rajgarh, Betul, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Khargone, Dhar, Dewas, Agar Malwa, Ashok Nagar and Shivpuri, he said. --PTI

19:06 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Maharashtra bears brunt of torrential rain; see photos

Floods, landslides leave a trail of destruction in Maharashtra's Konkan towns.

See more pictures from across the state

19:03 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Death toll in Maharashtra reaches 82

As many as 82 people have died and over 59 gone missing as heavy rains continued to batter parts of Maharashtra. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday visited Raigad to take stock of the situation in the flood-ravaged district, which accounts for at least 47 of the total number of deaths in rain-related incidents in the state.

18:14 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Maha govt to bring plan to relocate people living in hilly areas in view of landslides: Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said that in view of the incidents of landslide, the state government would come up with a plan to permanently shift and relocate people living in hilly areas. He also said that a policy would be formulated for management of water as parts of the state, especially the western Maharashtra region, witnesses floods during monsoon due to rise in river water levels. Thackeray was speaking to reporters in Taliye village of Raigad district, where a landslide on Thursday evening has claimed at least 37 lives so far. --PTI

16:46 (IST)24 Jul 2021
NDRF carries out rescue operations in Kolhapur

NDRF has been deployed to carry out rescue operations in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district which reported five deaths so far. As many as 89,333 people have been evacuated from flood-hit areas of the state, including 40,882 in Kolhapur district alone. (Photos: Publicity department of Maharashtra government)

16:38 (IST)24 Jul 2021
NDRF helps clear landslide in Maharashtra's Ambeghar village

Rescue operation at Maharashtra's Ambeghar village after landlside. (Photo: Yogesh Naik)

16:33 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Death toll in rain-related incidents in flood-hit Raigad reaches 47

The fatality count in rain-related incidents in Raigad district of Maharashtra reached 47 on Saturday, including 37 in the landslide at Taliye village, the state disaster management department said. A total of 47 persons have died in Raigad district in the Konkan region in rain-related incidents. The official toll at Taliye village is 37, while the remaining 10 deaths are from two separate incidents of landslide in the same district, it said in the report. The landslide in Taliye village in Mahad tehsil had occurred on Thursday evening. In Ratnagiri, 11 persons have lost their lives in such incidents, while six in others Satara, it said. --PTI

16:30 (IST)24 Jul 2021
At least 37 people lost their lives due to landslide in Taliye village

At least 37 people lost their lives due to a landslide in Taliye village in Maharashtra's Raigad district. The village was not identified as a landslide-prone area but the tragedy occurred due to excessive rainfall in the area, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Saturday.

16:27 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Visuals from rain-ravaged Taliye village

At least 37 people lost their lives due to a landslide in Taliye village in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Thursday evening, according to officials. 

16:11 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Maharashtra rains: 11 bodies buried under debris recovered in Satara, Ratnagiri districts

As many as 11 bodies were recovered till Saturday afternoon in the landslide-affected villages of Satara and Ratnagiri districts, said officials. While five bodies were recovered from Ambheghar village of Patan taluka of Satara district, six others were recovered from Porse village of Ratnagiri district.

Ratnagiri district collector B N Patil said, “Six bodies have been recovered so far from Porse village. An NDRF team, an Army battalion and local administration are working at the spot to recover the bodies. We are not sure about the number of people who may have got trapped in the debris and slush.”

Patil said people of the affected village have been moved to relief camps where they are being provided with food and medical assistance.

Satara district collector Shekhar Sinha said, “The search to find missing persons trapped under debris is on. Till now, six bodies have been found.”

16:00 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Light to moderate rainfall in parts of Uttar Pradesh

Light to moderate rainfall and thundershowers occurred at a few places in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, with heavy downpour at isolated places in the eastern part of the state. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning were witnessed in some parts, the meteorological department office said in a bulletin. It said rainfall was recorded in Banda, Sonbhadra, Mirzapur, Badaun, Mahoba, Unnao and Etah. The highest temperature in the state was recorded in Allahabad (37.4 degrees Celsius) and the lowest in Etawah (21.6 degrees celsius), the Met said. --PTI

15:15 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Panchganga river level dips as rain intensity reduces in Kolhapur

The rain intensity in flood-hit Kolhapur district in Maharashtra reduced on Saturday afternoon, leading to a slight fall in the water level of the Panchganga river, officials said. However, at 55.2 feet, the river is still flowing way above the danger mark, which is 43 feet. The water level of the Panchganga river was recorded at 55.2 feet at the Rajaram weir on Saturday noon. It had reached 56 feet at 6 AM, officials said, adding the intensity of rains has reduced since this morning. Notably, during the 2019 floods in Kolhapur, the water level of the Panchganga river at Rajaram weir had reached 55 feet. Meanwhile, residents living in areas near the Panchganga river are being evacuated to safer places by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and local officials. --PTI

15:15 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Uddhav Thackeray tours Raigad, reviews flood situation

Uddhav Thackeray tours Raigad, reviews flood situation.

15:09 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Uddhav Thackeray visits Raigad to review flood situation

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday visited Raigad to take stock of the situation in the flood-ravaged district. At least 76 people have died, 38 injured and 30 more gone missing as heavy rains continued to batter parts of Maharashtra.

14:39 (IST)24 Jul 2021
Raigad village where 40 were killed not on landslide-prone list: Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

Taliye village in Raigad district’s Mahad taluka was not among villages identified as landslide prone, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said Saturday, claiming that the government machinery was closely watching landslide-prone areas and had evacuated over 90,000 people residing in vulnerable areas across five districts.

About 50 persons have died in a string of landslides in Raigad district in the last two days, with the single biggest toll recorded in Taliye village, where about 35 homes situated at the foot of a hill were flattened. (Read Atikh Rashid's report)

A parliamentary staff looks for cover as it rains on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi. (PTI)

Widespread rainfall was observed across the west coast -- including Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra and coastal Karnataka -- yesterday.

Extremely heavy showers were witnessed in some parts of Madhya Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Chief Minister held an emergency meeting to take stock of the flood situation in the Ratnagiri and Raigad districts. He has directed the Disaster Management units and concerned departments to stay alert and start rescue operations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also assured all possible help from Centre to mitigate the situation.
IMD has placed Raigad and Ratnagiri on red alert with chances of extremely heavy rain at isolated places on Thursday. Marathwada is very likely to receive widespread rainfall during the next one to two days.

Breaking an all time record of highest 24 hour rainfall in July, Mahabaleshwar recorded 480 mm rain with 24 hours ending at 8.30am on Thursday. Before this, the highest 24 hour rainfall was recorded on July 7, 1977 at 439.8 mm.

On Thursday, maximum temperatures were markedly below normal in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, and appreciably above normal in parts of West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Gujarat.

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