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Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Schools, colleges shut for second time

Mumbai Rains Weather Forecast Today Highlights: According to weather experts, due to UAC (Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation) in Arabian Sea and Bay Low, Mumbai, Thane and Palghar will are likely to receive heavy rainfall till Monday morning.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 5, 2019 9:20:36 am
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Mumbai Rains, Weather Forecast Today Highlights: Several passengers were stranded at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Sunday night after 12 trains were cancelled, and many others were shortly-terminated, diverted, or rescheduled, following heavy rains in the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) distributed refreshment packages to the stranded passengers.

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Schools and colleges will be shut Monday in Mumbai, suburbs, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad district, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered. He also asked the people to stay indoors and avoid coming out of their homes in the rain.

Read | In Mumbai, heavy rains and waterlogging slows traffic to a crawl

Meanwhile, NDRF teams assisting in Gujarat rains were airlifted to assist in the Mumbai rains. At least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river in Mumbai were shifted on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains in the city, an official said.

Five persons drowned in three separate incidents at Navi Mumbai, Palghar and Thane as since Friday. While five bodies have been recovered, another person feared dead in Navi Mumbai is yet to be traced.

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Heavy rainfall predicted by IMD in Mumbai today. Follow live updates below.

07:48 (IST)05 Aug 2019
At least 18 trains cancelled by the South Central Railway

The South Central Railway on Monday morning cancelled at least 18 trains running through Maharashtra due to heavy rainfall in the state. On Sunday night, at least 12 trains were cancelled, with many being diverted or shortly-terminated or re-scheduled.

07:24 (IST)05 Aug 2019
Passengers stranded at Thane railway station

Passengers stranded at the Thane railway station since Sunday night. As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and suburbs, at least 12 trains were cancelled, with many others being terminated or diverted or rescheduled.

Express photo by Deepak Joshi
06:38 (IST)05 Aug 2019
Several passengers stranded at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus

Several passengers were stranded at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus after 12 trains were cancelled, 6 shortly terminated, 2 partially cancelled, 1 diverted, and 1 rescheduled. The BMC distributed refreshment to the stranded passengers.

23:50 (IST)04 Aug 2019
NDRF teams airlifted from Gujarat to land in Maharashtra for rescue operations

Based on the assessment of evolving situation and prediction of rainfall by IMD, teams of NDRF airlifted from Vadodara, Gujarat will land in Mumbai and will be deployed in following districts of Maharashtra— one team each in Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. Meanwhile, Barvi dam is levelled at 72.5 m at 11 pm, still at danger mark but the flow has reduced, district officials informed. 

23:30 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Rescue operations at Kadavali village today

(Express photos by Deepak Joshi)

23:21 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Mumbai University, its departments and affiliate colleges to remain shut tomorrow due to heavy rains

Mumbai University, all its departments as well as all its affiliated colleges will remain shut tomorrow, owing to IMD prediction of massive outpour for the next 48 hours, says a statement issued by MU registrar Dr Ajay Deshmukh.

21:57 (IST)04 Aug 2019
See Pics | High tide hits Marine Drive promenade

(Source: PTI)

21:53 (IST)04 Aug 2019
2 electrocuted as rain wreaks havoc in Mumbai, rail traffic hit hard

Heavy rains threw train services off the tracks, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in Central Mumbai in the afternoon.  (PTI)

21:52 (IST)04 Aug 2019
IAF chopper on rescue mission returns due to rains in Palghar

An Indian Air Force helicopter on a sortie to rescue flood-affected people in Maharashtra's Palghar district had to return here on Sunday evening due to heavy rains and poor visibility, officials said. On being alerted by the state administration that 15 people were stranded in Buranda village in Palghar, over 100 kilometres from here, an IAF Mi-17 chopper was sent, an official said. (PTI)

21:24 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Navy personnel undertake rescue Ops

Called in at the behest of the Disaster Management Unit of the Govt. of Maharashtra, Navy teams will stay overnight with the civil administration to be able to respond swiftly to emergent situations in the next few hours.

21:22 (IST)04 Aug 2019
holiday declared for schools and colleges in Mumbai & MMR, Palghar, Thane

Due to the IMD warning for tomorrow, holiday declared for schools and colleges in Mumbai & MMR, Palghar, Thane, Raigad districts. All Government and Semi-Government employees in MMR Region are allowed to report late on their duties. The government also appeals people to stay safe at home if it is not necessary to go out. All emergency services to function as usual.

20:29 (IST)04 Aug 2019
CM speaks to the Chief Secy over holiday in schools, colleges tomorrow

CM spoke to the Chief Secretary and asked to take a decision about holiday tomorrow to schools & colleges in Mumbai & MMR, by taking IMD advise in view of heavy rains.

20:22 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Delhi Rajdhani Express stopped near Pen due to a landslide
19:58 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Schools, colleges in Navi Mumbai to remain shut on Monday

Owing to incessant rains in the past two days and as per the directions of Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Annasaheb Misal, all schools under Navi Mumbai Corporation area will remain shut on Monday, said a statement issued by education officer Nitin Kale. No such decision has been taken yet for Mumbai schools, confirmed additional municipal commissioner (Mumbai suburbs) Ashwini Joshi.

18:42 (IST)04 Aug 2019
IAF airlifts people stranded in Navsari
18:24 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Watch | Temples on Godavari river bank submerged

Several temples on the banks of Godavari river in Nashik submerged due to heavy rains and water released from dams. 

17:37 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Watch | Gates of Gangapur dam opened, more than 20,000 cusec water released
17:12 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Part of river bridge in Palghar washed away

A major portion of a bridge connecting Wada and Malwada on Pinjal river in Palghar was washed away on Sunday afternoon due to heavy rains, an official said. Palghar police spokesperson Hemant Katkar said there were no reports of casualties in the incident but traffic on the vital connector had come to a standstill. (PTI)

17:08 (IST)04 Aug 2019
Maharashtra weather update

The rainfall intensity is very likely to continue for the next 24 hours and decrease thereafter over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra during next 2 days.

16:34 (IST)04 Aug 2019
IAF evacuates people stranded in flooded areas

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The Maharashtra government has ordered the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), and other relief teams to be on standby to assist in case of any untoward incidents.

Several cases of extreme waterlogging were reported from different areas in Mumbai and its suburbs.

Heavy to very heavy rains lashed Mumbai for the last 24 hours, with traffic in many areas getting affected. The Sainath Subway, Dahisar Subway, Motilal Nagar Post Office, and many other areas have jam-packed roads.

Several BEST bus services have been diverted from their original routes, while many have been suspended, following heavy to very heavy waterlogging.