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Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today Live News Updates: The India Meteorogical Department issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad, which signifies a possibility of 'Very heavy to extremely heavy rain at isolated places'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 10, 2021 10:02:11 pm
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Mumbai Rains Live Updates: Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Wednesday, leading to traffic snarls and severe waterlogging that left roads, subways, suburban rail tracks and entire neighbourhoods inundated. The southwest monsoon arrived in the city with a bang, while the MeT department issued an alert for more downpour. The southwest monsoon has arrived two days ahead of its normal date.

Meanwhile, a red alert was sounded in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, where extremely heavy showers are likely to continue till Friday. Since there is a risk of landslides due to heavy rains, 1,139 people from 20 villages have been shifted to safer places, PTI reported.

In view of the IMD’s warning about heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the Konkan region of Maharashtra between June 11 and 15, the state government on Wednesday requested the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to send 12 teams to five coastal districts. The State Disaster Management Authority of the state government requested the Commandant of the NDRF to depute the teams in Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts by June 10 afternoon.

The India Meteorogical Department issued a red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad, which signifies a possibility of ‘Very heavy to extremely heavy rain at isolated places’.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai recorded 222.2 mm rain in a span of 12 hours — 44 per cent of the monthly average rainfall in June (505 mm). It said the city will continue to receive extremely heavy rain spells — more than 200 mm in 24 hours — till June 13. The record for the highest 24-hour spell for the month is 399 mm on June 9, 1991.

With the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) once again caught on the wrong foot, despite several assurances, officials decided to shut the key Andheri subway, which was among the first to get inundated, for four months across the entire season.

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Southwest Monsoon arrives in Mumbai two days ahead of its onset date; heavy rains lash several parts of the city, traffic diversions reported due to waterlogging. Follow this space for the latest updates

22:02 (IST)10 Jun 2021
A waterlogged railway track in Mumbai amid heavy rainfall

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20:41 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Dark clouds seen moving over Nariman Point in Mumbai

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19:30 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Maha rains impact: Vehicles damaged after society compound wall collapses in Thane's Savarkar Nagar

18:26 (IST)10 Jun 2021
How heavy rainfall battered parts of Mumbai
18:05 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Flight operations at Shivaji Maharaj International Airport suspended due to low visibility

Due to low visibility, flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport were suspended between 16:04-16:32 hours today as a precaution. The airport witnessed two go-arounds and one diversion to Ahmedabad. Operations have resumed and continue to proceed as per schedule.

17:45 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Mumbai building collapse: 12 dead, including 8 children

Twelve people have been reported dead, including 8 children, as a building collapses in Mumbai’s Malad area. The structure fell down after Mumbai was battered with heavy rainfall throughout the day. The collapsed structure is located inside New Collector’s compound in Malad West.

15:47 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Malad building collapse: Govt announces Rs 5 lakh to kin of victims

Maharashtra government announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to kin of those who lost their lives in house collapse incident in Mumbai’s Malwani area. ---PTI

13:42 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Maha rains: Red alert in Raigad; over 1,000 people shifted to safer places

A red alert has been sounded in Raigad district of Maharashtra, warning of heavy to extremely rainfall till Friday, prompting the district administration to shift over 1,000 people from 20 villages to safer places.

The district received an average rainfall of 58 mm in the last 24 hours, Collector Nidhi Choudhary said in a release. She said in view of the prediction of heavy downpour, a red alert has been issued in the district for Thursday and Friday and an orange alert for June 12 and 13.

Since there is a risk of landslides due to heavy rains, 1,139 people from 20 villages have been shifted to safer places, she said. (PTI)

12:38 (IST)10 Jun 2021
'Culprits behind Malad building collapse must take responsibility,' says Mumbai mayor

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that the culprits behind the collapse of the residential building in Mumbai's Malad area should take responsibility. "More than looking into whose administration was there, it should be seen that who was responsible for it. Had everyone been responsible, it wouldn't have happened," she told ANI. 

11:56 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Fifteen NDRF teams deployed in Maharashtra in view of heavy rain prediction

Fifteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been positioned in various parts of Maharashtra in view of the prediction of heavy rains in certain parts of the state, the force chief said on Thursday.

Four teams have been based in Ratnagiri, two each in Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Raigad, Thane and one in Kurla (east Mumbai suburb), NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said in a tweet.

He said the teams are being pre-deployed or positioned at these locations on the request of the state government that acted in response to the prediction of heavy rains made by the India Metrological Department (IMD). An NDRF team usually has 47 personnel and they are equipped with inflatable boats, wood and pole cutters and basic first aid kits to rescue rains and floods affected victims and launch relief operations. (PTI)

11:00 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Former Maharashtra CM Fadnavis condoles loss of lives in Mumbai building collapse

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took to Twitter to condole the loss of lives after a building collapsed in the Malad area of Mumbai, and called on authorities to provide immediate assistance to the bereaved famillies. 

"Saddened to know loss of lives in Malad building collapse incident in Mumbai My thoughts are with families who lost loved ones & prayers for speedy recovery of injured," he wrote. 

At least 11 people were killed and seven injured after a double-storey structure collapsed on another in a slum at Malwani, Malad (West), late on Wednesday night. The incident took place after the city witnessed heavy rainfall throughout the day. Search and rescue operations are underway.

10:56 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Mumbai building collapse: Police to file case against owner of building

Join Commissioner of Mumbai Police Vishwas Nangre Patil told news agency ANI  that the police will file a case against the owner of the residential building which collapsed in the Malad area.  "Mumbai Police to register case u/s 304 (2) of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) against the owner of structure that collapsed & the contractor. They had recently made some structural changes after cyclone Tauktae," Patil said.

08:18 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Mumbai recorded 222.2 mm rain in a span of 12 hours

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai recorded 222.2 mm rain in a span of 12 hours — 44 per cent of the monthly average rainfall in June (505 mm). It said the city will continue to receive extremely heavy rain spells — more than 200 mm in 24 hours — till June 13. The record for the highest 24-hour spell for the month is 399 mm on June 9, 1991.

08:17 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Day 1 of monsoon brings Mumbai to its knees, heavy spells likely for four days
A train that was forced to stop ahead of Kurla station in Mumbai on Wednesday. As the Southwest monsoon set in over Mumbai, heavy rains lashed the city, disrupting train services and leading to severe waterlogging. (Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Mumbai was brought to a near standstill on the first day of this year’s monsoon season with heavy rain lashing most parts of the city Wednesday morning, leading to traffic snarls and severe waterlogging that left roads, subways, suburban rail tracks and entire neighbourhoods inundated.

With the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) once again caught on the wrong foot, despite several assurances, officials decided to shut the key Andheri subway, which was among the first to get inundated, for four months across the entire season.

08:08 (IST)10 Jun 2021
Mumbai: 11 dead after one building collapses on another in Malwani
The incident was reported around 11.10 pm from the New Collector compound slum on Abdul Hamid road in Malvani gate no 8 area.

At least 11 people were killed and seven injured after a double-storey structure collapsed on another in a slum at Malwani, Malad (West), late on Wednesday night. The incident took place after the city witnessed heavy rainfall throughout the day. Search and rescue operations are underway.

According to the BMC disaster management cell, the incident was reported around 11.10 pm from the New Collector compound slum on Abdul Hamid road in Malvani gate no 8 area. The slum pocket has come up on Collector’s land.

23:49 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Waterlogging throws Thane, Navi Mumbai traffic out of gear

Intense waterlogging on several arterial roads and low-lying areas near Thane railway station, left traffic out of gear in the morning rush hour in Navi Mumbai and Thane on Wednesday.

Thane civic officials said waterlogging was reported from at least 55 locations, with two incidents of landslide. At least three wall collapse and 11 tree-fall incidents due to heavy rain were also reported. Read More

23:11 (IST)09 Jun 2021
BMC claim of completing pre-monsoon cleaning work exposed after heavy rains: Shelar

As Mumbai roads and rail tracks got flooded in first monsoon rains on Wednesday, Maharashtra BJP leader Ashish Shelar said the BMC's claim of completing pre-monsoon work stands exposed and alleged massive irregularities in cleaning of nullahs, culverts, sewers and open drains in Mumbai in the last five years.
  
Shelar said the claim of the Shiv Sena-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that 104 per cent work of cleaning nullahs, sewers and open drains has been done before the monsoon has been exposed after heavy rains caused water-logging in various parts of the city and flooding on rail tracks.

Every year more than Rs 150 crore is  allocated for cleaning of nullahs, sewers and open drains in the city, the former minister said. However, an ''unholy nexus" between contractors, the ruling party and officers  has led to "looting" of  Rs 1,000 crore from the civic exchequer in the last five years , he alleged. (PTI)

22:42 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Heavy rains, waterlogging mark arrival of monsoon in Mumbai

The first rains of this year's monsoon season in Mumbai caused water-logging in various parts of the city, prompting the traffic police to shut four subways and forcing motorists to abandon their vehicles on roads.

The heavy downpour also disrupted local train services, which are running only for personnel engaged in health and other essential services, and are out of bound for general commuters in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. See Pics

19:34 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Santacruz records 220.6mm rainfall in nine hours

Mumbai (Santacruz) recorded 220.6mm in a span of nine hours on Wednesday. Thane recorded 162.6mm and Colaba recorded 45.6mm during the same period

19:22 (IST)09 Jun 2021
Train services halted between Thane and Vashi

With water-logging on tracks at Kurla-Sion and Chunabatti stations, train services between CSMT-Thane and CSMT-Vashi, and between Bandra and Goregaon, had to be halted, Central Railways told ANI.

Mumbai Weather Forecast Today Live Updates: Heavy rain lashes Mumbai as monsoon arrives a day earlier People hold umbrella while crossing a road during rain at CST, in Mumbai, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Meanwhile, in other parts of the country, fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall  was observed over Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal & Sikkim, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala & Mahe and Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the last 24 hours, the IMD said.

The weather agency said isolated to scattered light to moderate rainfall took place over Saurashtra & Kutch, west Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Tamil Nadu.

Except for the onset over Kerala on June 3, monsoon has so far advanced across the southern peninsula, Maharashtra and northeast India before its usual schedule.

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