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Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Maha CM takes stock of situation in rain-battered Mumbai

Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Rainfall activity is predicted to increase in Uttar Pradesh, where the IMD has forecast fairly widespread rainfall, with isolated heavy to very heavy rain in some parts between July 17 and July 20.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 19, 2021 9:58:57 am
Mumbai rainsMaharashtra CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray reviewed the situation arising out of the heavy rains which pounded Mumbai and neighbouring areas overnight on Saturday. (PTI/file)

Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday took stock of the preparedness by various government agencies to tackle any emergency with the IMD forecasting a severe wet spell for the next couple of days and issuing orange alert for Mumbai and the Konkan coast, news agency PTI reported.

Thackeray directed the agencies to remain more alert and asked authorities to keep a watch on landslide-prone areas and dilapidated buildings. He also asked power companies to remain careful as high-tension towers are located in the vicinity of many residential areas. He further directed authorities to ensure that health workers in Covid-19 centres and field hospitals are kept on standby and steps be taken to ensure there is no spread of water-borne diseases, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department on Sunday said that the rainfall so far in July has been 26 per cent deficient over the country.

Twenty-five people died in rain-related incidents as incessant heavy downpour overnight during a major thunderstorm pummeled Mumbai, causing severe water-logging and traffic disruptions in the financial capital on Sunday, officials said. An “orange alert” was issued for Mumbai and the Konkan coast for the next five days.

As per the forecast, winds might blow at the speed of 50 to 60 km per hour. Heavy rains are expected on July 23 as well, the Met department said.

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Extremely heavy showers likely in Karnataka today, and in Goa tomorrow. Read highlights below.

22:06 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Maha CM reviews rain situation in Mumbai

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday took stock of the preparedness by various government agencies to tackle any emergency with the IMD forecasting a severe wet spell for the next couple of days and issuing orange alert for Mumbai and the Konkan coast.

Thackeray directed the agencies to remain more alert and asked authorities to keep a watch on landslide-prone areas and dilapidated buildings, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said in a statement.

The CM said power companies should remain careful as high-tension towers are located in the vicinity of many residential areas. (PTI)

21:35 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Rainfall activity likely to increase in north, west coast

Several areas in the northern part of the country saw above-normal temperatures, with Srinagar recording its hottest July day in eight years at 35 degrees Celsius. Delhi saw scattered light to moderate rains, as did Uttar Pradesh, but sultry weather conditions persisted in Haryana and Punjab.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert of heavy downpour in Madhya Pradesh. Moderate to severe thunderstorms with lightning are very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and east Rajasthan during the next 24 hours.

Rainfall activity is very likely to increase with widespread rainfall to isolated heavy to very heavy showers over the western Himalayan region (Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) and adjoining northwest India -- Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and north Madhya Pradesh -- from July 18 to 21, it added. (PTI)

20:26 (IST)18 Jul 2021
IMD forecasts heavy rains in Karnataka till July 23, issues red alert for 3 districts

The IMD has forecast that heavy rains will continue in Karnataka, especially over coastal and Malnad districts, till July 23. In the wake of this, a red alert has been sounded for Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Uttara Kannada districts till 8.30 am on July 20, after which an orange alert will be in place till July 23.

Meanwhile, the coastal regions of the state continued to receive sporadic rains on Sunday after which many roads and residential areas in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, and other districts were left waterlogged. Read full report here

19:17 (IST)18 Jul 2021
IMD issues yellow alert of heavy rainfall for 11 MP districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a yellow alert for Madhya Pradesh as per which isolated places in 11 districts, including Rewa and Damoh, are likely to receive heavy rainfall. It also issued another yellow alert, predicting thunderstorm with lightning in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and five other divisions in the state. Both these alerts are valid till Monday morning, an official said.

Yellow alert means authorities are advised to be updated on the situation. The rainfall activity in Madhya Pradesh is expected to go up due to a trough that runs from the central part of the state to south Tamil Nadu, the IMD said. (PTI)

18:45 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Rain lashes parts of Delhi; traffic congestion in many areas

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Delhi leading to heavy traffic congestion.

The IMD has predicted that Delhi will witness "generally cloudy sky with moderate rain/thundershowers" and "heavy rain at isolated places". (ANI)

17:50 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray to chair high-level meeting at 6 pm in view of incessant rains in Mumbai

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will chair a high-level meeting of officials through a video conference at 6 pm today, in view of the situation following heavy rains in Mumbai, the Chief Minister's Office has informed.

Meanwhile, the death toll in rain-related incidents in the city increased to 25. Search and rescue operations at Chembur and Vikhroli are still underway.

17:10 (IST)18 Jul 2021
IMD forecasts thunderstorm, moderate rain in several parts of Delhi, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan

The India Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorms and light to moderate rainfall over and adjoining areas of West Delhi, South-West Delhi, South Delhi and in several places of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan in the next two hours.

16:37 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Mumbai airport temporarily suspends flight ops for few hours early Sunday morning, 9 flights diverted

As a result of the inclement weather, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) temporarily suspended flight operations between 00:42-05:24 hrs on Sunday as a safety precaution. During this time, a total of 9 flights were diverted.

However, flight operations at CSMIA recommenced from 05:24 hrs and is proceeding as per schedule.

16:27 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Mumbai rains: Vihar Lake starts overflowing

Heavy overnight rains in Mumbai has led to Vihar Lake overflowing on Sunday morning, a civic official said.

A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation statement said Vihar Lake, with a storage capacity of 27,698 million litres, is the smallest of the water bodies that are part of the supply mechanism to the metropolis.

The lake, built in 1859, supplies 90 million litres per day (MLD), the civic body informed. (PTI)

16:14 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Heavy rain causes waterlogging in Patna's Dakbangla Chauraha area

Heavy rainfall has resulted in waterlogging in Dakbangla Chauraha area of Patna in Bihar district. (ANI)

15:04 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Thunderstorm alerts over Haryana
14:45 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Mumbai: Incessant rain damages office, residential quarters of Sanjay Gandhi National Park

The office of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and the residential quarters of five forest officers were damaged by incessant rain in Mumbai that started Sunday morning.

“Following the rain, water from the Dahisar river started gushing into out premises. The quarters of five of our employees were completely submerged. They had rushed to my house at 2.30 am and have been temporarily shifted to the guesthouse. The entire area is covered in mud. Dahisar has recorded 190 mm of rainfall till now,” SGNP director G Mallikarjun told The Indian Express. Read more

14:12 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Rainfall activity over Western Himalayan Region
13:16 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Intense rainfall over north India from Jul 18-21, over west coast till July 23: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted intense rainfall activity over north India from July 18-21 and over the west coast till July 23.
       
The IMD said moderate to severe thunderstorms with lightning are very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and east Rajasthan during the next 24 hours.
          
The IMD said rainfall activity is very likely to increase with widespread rainfall to isolated heavy to very heavy rains very likely over the western Himalayan region (Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) and adjoining northwest India  -- Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and north Madhya Pradesh -- from July 18 to 21.
     
There will be decrease in rainfall activity over the same regions thereafter.
     
Isolated, extreme heavy rainfall is also very likely over Uttarakhand on July 18 and 19 and over northwestern parts of UP on July 19.
     
Moderate to heavy rainfall at isolated places are also very likely over Delhi and Chandigarh on July 18 and 19.
     
Western and southern India is also expected to receive heavy rains.
     
Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rains are very likely to continue over the western coast and adjoining inland areas during the next 5-6 days.
     
Heavy rains have been battering parts of Maharashtra.
     
The IMD said isolated, extremely heavy falls are also very likely over Konkan region and Goa adjoining the ghat areas of central Maharashtra, coastal and south interior Karnataka during July 18 to 19 and over Gujarat region on July 18.
     
Isolated heavy falls are likely over east and adjoining central India from July 22 onwards. (PTI)

12:41 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Maharashtra: Heavy rain causes wall collapses in Thane; one feared drowned in drain

At least four incidents of wall collapse were reported in Maharashtra's Thane city following heavy overnight rains, but no one was injured, while one person was feared drowned in a swollen drain, a civic official said on Sunday.
          
Four auto-rickshaws were damaged in one of the wall collapse incidents, Thane Municipal Corporation's regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said.
        
Water-logging was reported at 18 places in Thane city and in some parts of neighbouring Mumbra, Bhiwandi and Kalyan townships after heavy overnight showers, he said. 
       
The city received 182.36 mm downpour in the 12-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Sunday, the official said. 
       
A 30-year-old man was feared drowned in a swollen drain on the Ambedkar Road in the city, he said, adding that efforts were on to trace him. 
       
The compound wall of a housing society at Parsik Nagar in Kalwa and a residential building wall in the city collapsed, he said. 
        
In another incident, a 15-20 feet wall of a compound collapsed in Wagle Estate area, crushing four auto-rickshaws. (PTI)

11:55 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Rain to occur in Uttar Pradesh
11:29 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Moderate rain over Pune on Sunday, ghats to get heavy spells

Pune city will mainly experience cloudy skies with a high possibility of moderate intensity rainfall(15.6mm to 64.4mm in 24-hours) on Sunday.

Owing to the presence of a low pressure system lying over Madhya Maharashtra, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rain over Pune district’s ghats on the day.

In the past 24-hours (ending 8.30am on Sunday), Shivajinagar recorded 0.5mm, Lohegaon – 1.2m and Pashan – 1.4mm. Read more

10:59 (IST)18 Jul 2021
Landslides and building collapses in eastern suburbs of Mumbai

20 people were dead in three separate rain related incidents in Mumbai's eastern suburbs. 

There were in total three rain related incidents, namely in, Bharat Nagar where a house collapsed leading to 17 dead and two injured. 

Another incident was at Vikhroli where due to landslide three died and two were injured. One person was dead in the wall collapse which took place in Bhandup. (ENS, Mumbai)

10:12 (IST)18 Jul 2021
15 dead as heavy rain hits Mumbai; several areas inundated

At least 15 people were killed and four others injured in two separate incidents of landslide and house collapse in Mumbai following the heavy rains that lashed the city.

Following the incessant overnight rain in the city, 12 were killed and two others were injured after a retaining wall collapsed in New Bharat Nagar in Mahul. Three others were killed after few huts collapsed in Surya Nagar in Panchsheel Chawl in Vikhroli east.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) which is conducting the rescue operation in Vikhroli, said, “The landslide damaged 15-20 huts constructed at the base of a hillock. There are still over 15 people likely to be trapped under the debris.” (Read more)

09:59 (IST)18 Jul 2021
IMD forecast for Mumbai 

IMD has stated that Mumbai is likely experience moderate to heavy rainfall or thundershowers. There is a probability of very heavy rainfall over few suburb places.  (ENS, Mumbai)

Hyderabad: Waterlogged Malakpet Road after heavy rains, in Hyderabad, Wednesday evening, July 14, 2021. (PTI Photo)

 

In its last bulletin, the IMD predicted widespread rainfall  over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and most of  Northeast India.

The Met departmentalso predicted very heavy falls in Goa, Konkan, coastal Karnataka, parts of West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry today. 

However, it stated there would be a decrease in overall rainfall activity over the west coast and peninsular India from yesterday onwards. 

On the northern front, Punjab, Haryana, parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are set for heavy showers from July 17 to July 19. Delhi will also witness heavy rain at isolated places during the same period. 

 

 

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