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Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Three feared drowned in Raigad; IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Konkan region

Weather Forecast Today Highlights: In Mumbai, at least 32 people died and eight others were injured in separate incidents caused by intense rainfall in the early hours of Sunday. The heavy downpour also left most parts of the city flooded, with water entering houses and damaging properties.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 21, 2021 8:59:21 am
Vehicles make their way through the waterlogged streets at Kings Circle in Mumbai. (PTI)

Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Three people were feared drowned after heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Raigad district Monday, officials said. The India Meteorological Department also sounded a ‘red alert’ for Mumbai and other districts in the Konkan region, forecasting extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next 24 hours.

Throughout Monday, that is in nine hours ending 5.30 pm, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 35.2 mm rain and its Colaba counterpart 22.6 mm, most of which was recorded till noon.

Mumbai has received 920.1 mm rain, surpassing its average normal rainfall for July.

IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall on 20th July over Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana. East and adjoing central India will experience fairly widespread to widespread spells along with isolated heavy rainfall. During the next 24 hours Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan have froecast of moderate to severe thunderstorm with lightning.

Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over Konkan & Goa & adjoining Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra on July 21 and 22.

Five member of a family on Monday, invovling a couple and their three children aged between three and 12, were killed after a landslide in the Kalwa area in Thane city. The couple’s two other daughters were also injured in the mishap. Four other houses in the area were also damaged.

A day after heavy rainfall battered the city 400 cars, auto-rickshaws and sports bikes were submerged in the underground parking lot in Kandivali’s Thakur complex.

A portion of Gholai Nagar hill came crashing down on the Durga Chawl in the Gholai Nagar area in Kalwa east, this occured around 11.00 am, the Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) said.

Meanwhile, 136.83 mm rainfall was recorded Monday until 8.30 pm. There was waterlogging at 33 locations in Thane city and some parts of neighbouring Mumbra, Bhiwandi and Kalyan townships Monday. There were also 15 tree fall incidents and six landslide and wall collapse incidents.

An off-shore trough at mean sea level is likely to persist in next three to four days from Maharashtra coast to Karnataka coast.

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Monsoon Highlights: 32 dead after heavy rain in Mumbai; Monsoon progresses in Uttar Pradesh and Konkan region, and 15 tree fall incidents and six landslides in Mumbai. Read below highlights.

14:18 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Chances of heavy rainfall over Western Himalayan Region and Northwest India
13:44 (IST)20 Jul 2021
IMD predicts Rainfall over Haryana and Delhi NCR
12:49 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Four of family die after roof collapse in Punjab's Patiala due to rain

Four members of a family died and another was injured after the roof of their house collapsed following rain in Patiala's Shutrana area, police said on Tuesday.
       
The incident took place on Monday night at Matauli village in Shutrana. All the family members were sleeping when the roof of the house caved in due to rain, according to police.
     
Mukhtiar Singh (40), his son Vanshdeep Singh (14) and daughters Simranjit Kaur (13) and Kamaldeep Kaur (10) died after being buried under the debris, police said.
     
Mukhtiar's wife Surinder Kaur suffered injuries and was admitted to a hospital, they said. (PTI)

12:22 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Uttar Pradesh to experience rainfall during next two hours
12:09 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Moderate to heavy rains predicted in Mumbai, adjoining areas today

AFTER an exceptionally heavy rainfall between Saturday – Sunday, the rain peaked in the adjoining areas of Mumbai – Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan – Dombivali since Monday.

In 24 hours ending at 8:30 am Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Santacruz observatory recorded 38.4 mm rain and the Colaba observatory recorded 35.4 mm rain. Both fall in the moderate category of rainfall.

In comparison, during the same period, areas in Navi Mumbai— Vashi recorded 121 mm rain, Belapur and Nerul recorded 105 mm rain, Airoli 147 mm, Koparkhairane 168 mm and Thane district recorded 146 mm in the 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Tuesday. Read more

11:49 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Rain expected in Delhi till Friday, Monday temperatures well below normal

A day after several parts of the national capital experienced heavy rain and waterlogging, the rain continued to lash Delhi for the second day in a row on Tuesday. Three people also died in weather-related incidents yesterday.

On Monday, the maximum temperature dipped to 26.5 degrees Celsius, eight degrees below normal, and the minimum was recorded as 24 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal for this time of the year.

According to officials at IMD, most parts of the city will see light rain throughout the day on Tuesday.

Light rain/drizzle is expected to continue till Friday and the maximum temperature is expected to remain under 35 degrees Celsius. Read more

11:25 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Rainfall over Pune district picks up, more predicted for today

Rainfall from Monday continued till the wee hours of Tuesday over Pune city.

Shivajinagar recorded 11.7mm, Lohegaon – 8.8mm and Pashan – 14.8mm during the last 24 hours.

The southwest monsoon is active over Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra. The off-shore trough running between Maharashtra and Karnataka persists and will bring heavy rain along the coasts of these states. Read more

10:31 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Max temperature likely to settle at 33°C in Delhi; light rains expected

Mercury rose by a few notches in the national capital on Tuesday, with the minimum temperature settling at 27.2 degrees Celsius, officials said.
      
The city received an average of 69.6 mm of rainfall till 8:30 am, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
    
On Monday, Delhi had recorded a minimum temperature of 24.2 degrees Celsius, and a high of 26.5 degrees Celsius, eight notches below the normal.
    
The maximum temperature on Tuesday is likely to be around 33 degrees Celsius. 
    
After much delay, monsoon arrived in the national capital on July 12 as the city received showers bringing relief to people from the sweltering heat.
    
Since then, the capital city is getting spells of showers almost every day.
    
The minimum temperature on Tuesday morning was recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.
    
However, the relative humidity was at a high of 96 per cent in the morning.
    
"Monsoon has arrived in Delhi, although after much delay. It was initially expected to hit here late June," an IMD official said.
    
The rainfall recorded at various observatories were -- Safdarjung (69.6 mm); Palam (99.3 mm); Lodhi Road (62 mm); Ayanagar (51.6 mm); Ridge (58 mm). Readings of Safdarjung Observatory are considered the official readings for the city. (PTI)

09:13 (IST)20 Jul 2021
IMD forecast for Delhi
08:11 (IST)20 Jul 2021
No let-up in rain, waterlogging, traffic congestion; more showers likely

AFTER A brief respite on Sunday night, heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds continued to pound Mumbai leading to waterlogging in various places and disruptions in the suburban train system.

Mumbai recorded 235 mm rainfall in 24 hours until 8.30 am Sunday. The rainfall eased late Sunday with the city receiving 70.4 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am Monday.

The showers picked up the intensity in the early hours of the day again with the island city recording 6.29 mm rain, western suburbs 24.4 mm and eastern suburbs 40.57 mm rain in just four hours till Monday noon. Read more

20:01 (IST)19 Jul 2021
Three dead, one injured in Gurgaon building collapse: Police

Three people died and one person was injured in the three-storey building collapse incident in Khawaspur in Haryana's Gurgaon district, police said on Monday after an around 20-hour operation, amid heavy rains, to rescue those stuck under its debris. The building collapsed on Sunday night and initially, it was feared that five to six people were trapped under the rubble, a senior police officer said. But after verification, it turned out that there were four people, he said, adding that one body was pulled out from the debris on Sunday night and two more on Monday. The building was located on the Pataudi road in Farrukhnagar in Gurgaon, and according to Manesar Deputy Commissioner of Police Varun Singla, a warehouse company had built it to house labourers. --PTI

19:58 (IST)19 Jul 2021
Maha rains: 3 feared drowned in Raigad; IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Konkan region

Three people were feared drowned following heavy rains in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Monday, officials said, while the IMD sounded a 'red alert' for Mumbai and other districts in the Konkan region, predicting extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over the next 24 hours. Mumbai and its neighbouring districts of Thane, Palghar and Raigad have been witnessing heavy rains since the last couple of days. The torrential rains over the weekend claimed 30 lives in the metropolis. On Monday, the Raigad disaster management department said three people were feared drowned at separate places in the district. It said one Suresh Koli (42) went for fishing in the Arabian Sea on a small boat which capsized in the waters. Efforts were on to trace Koli.  --PTI

19:52 (IST)19 Jul 2021
Maha rains: 5 of family dead as boulder crashes into slum in Thane

Five members of a family, including three minors, were killed on Monday evening after a boulder rolled down and crashed into a slum colony due to incessant rains in Kalwa area of Thane district, officials said. Thane Municipal Corporation's Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said the incident took place in Gholai Nagar, where five people - a husband-wife duo and their three children - were buried alive. The bodies have been retrieved from the debris by search and rescue personnel, he said. --PTI

17:46 (IST)19 Jul 2021
Delhi rains: Man drowns in waterlogged railway underpass

A 27-year-old man drowned at a railway underpass while he was allegedly trying to take a selfie in the rains. Police said the incident took place in Southeast Delhi’s Pul Prahladpur on Monday afternoon. The street where the man was standing was waterlogged due to the rains on Sunday night and the Monday. Police suspect the man slipped and drowned.

The deceased, identified as Ravi Chautala, was pulled out from the water at the underpass.

RP Meena, DCP (Southeast) said they received a call around 1.37 pm from Pul Prahalpur. Read more

17:45 (IST)19 Jul 2021
Parts of Uttar Pradesh receive monsoon rains

Light to moderate monsoon rains occurred at many places over eastern Uttar Pradesh and over most parts of the western region of the state Monday, the meteorological department said. Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning occurred at isolated places over the state, it said. Officials said rainfall was recorded in Lakhimpur Kheri, Bijnor, Etawah, Kanpur Dehat, Shahjahanpur, Rampur, Moradabad, Balrampur, Banda, Pilibhit, Sitapur, Bahraich, Deoria, Mirzapur, Bareilly, Shravasti, Sambhal, Hamirpur, Gorakhpur, Kannauj, Auraiya, Mathura, Baghpat, Basti, Agra and Budaun. Lakhimpur Kheri and Agra were the hottest places in the state with mercury touching 35.6 degrees Celsius. --PTI

17:45 (IST)19 Jul 2021
Monsoon remains active to vigorous over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Konkan & Goa


Monsoon remains active to vigorous over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Konkan & Goa and North Interior Karnataka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, East Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Rayalaseema and South Interior Karnataka. --IMD

15:17 (IST)19 Jul 2021
IMD forecasts more rains in J&K, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Updates from IMD

♦️The western end of monsoon trough at mean sea level continues to run close to its normal position and is likely to shift gradually northwards from 20th July. Its eastern end lies north of its normal position and is likely to continue there during next 2 days and shift southwards thereafter.

♦️ Subsequently, a low pressure area is likely to form over northwest Bay of Bengal around July 23.

♦️ An off-shore trough at mean sea level runs from Maharashtra coast to Karnataka coast. It is likely to persist during next 3-4 days.

♦️ A shear zone runs along Lat. 17°N in middle tropospheric levels and likely to persist till July 20.

Under the influence of above system:

♦️ Present spell of heavy to very heavy rainfall activity is very likely to continue till July 20 with fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over western Himalayan Region (Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) and adjoining northwest India (Punjab, Haryana, East Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh and northwest Madhya Pradesh). Decrease in rainfall activity over the same regions thereafter.

♦️ Isolated extremely heavy falls very likely over Jammu Division, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana on 19th July and heavy to very heavy rainfall on July 20 over the same areas.

♦️ Moderate rainfall at most places with isolated intense spells very likely over Delhi during next 24 hours.

♦️ Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely to continue over west coast and adjoining inland areas during next 4-5 days. Isolated extremely heavy falls also very likely over Konkan & Goa & adjoining Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra on 19th and on July 21 and 22. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over south Gujarat region on July 19, 2021.

♦️ Fairly Widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls likely over east and adjoining central India on July 22 and 23. 

♦️Moderate to severe thunderstorm with lightning very likely at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan during next 24 hours.

14:54 (IST)19 Jul 2021
Downpour lashes several parts of Rajasthan

Heavy to very heavy rains lashed several parts of Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, with Behror in Alwar recording a maximum of 195 mm rainfall, according to a Meteorological Department report issued on Monday.
       
Neemrana, Bansur, Mandawar (all in Alwar) received 190, 136 and 124 mm rains respectively while Buhana (Jhunjhunu) and Ladpura (Kota) recorded 117 and 101 degrees respectively from Sunday till Monday morning, the report said.
     
Many other places also recorded below 100 mm rains during this period.
     
The department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places in Alwar and Jhunjhunu districts later in the day. (PTI)

14:28 (IST)19 Jul 2021
IMD report on Indian monsoon
14:05 (IST)19 Jul 2021
Waterlogging complaints pour in from parts of Delhi after heavy rain

As heavy rain lashed Delhi on Monday morning, complaints poured in from across the city to the Public Works Department (PWD) flood control room about waterlogging, clogged drains and fallen trees.

The official handle of the Delhi Traffic Police tweeted there was heavy waterlogging at Kashapera underpass and advised commuters against using the route. A resident of sector 25, Rohini complained that sewers that had been desilted were blocked again.

Another resident posted a photo of two trees that had fallen and blocked the road at Vikaspuri. While some pertained to roads that come under the MCDs, many have been registered by the PWD. Another waterlogging complaint from Najafgarh was registered by the department. Read more

Meanwhile, a red alert (extremely heavy rainfall) has been sounded in Karnataka today. Intermittent heavy rains continued across Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka on Sunday.

The IMD said 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 -- this week. Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is also very likely over Uttarakhand and over northwestern parts of UP today, it added.

Mumbai is under orange alert according to the district forecast, along with that, the city will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall for next five days. Mumbai recorded 235 mm rainfall in 24 hours until 8.30 am Sunday. This has been the second time in two days Mumbai has been hit by an extreme weather event.

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.

The reason behind such extreme weather condition in Mumbai is the development of "in situ convective clouds", as per IMD officials.

Rain will further progress more in Konkan region, including Mumbai.

It was due to the thunderstorm that expert meteorologists described as "monstrous", which formed over Raigad on late Saturday and moved along the west coast reaching south Gujarat.

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