Mumbai Rains highlights: Mumbai and its suburbs have been experiencing heavy rainfall in the last 12 hours. The rains are expected to further intensify as the day progresses. Colaba has received 171 mm of rainfall and 58 mm of rain was recorded in Santacruz till 5.30 am, according to the MeT department. The rains have caused waterlogging in Dadar and Hindmata along with parts of Kurla. Traffic has been diverted at some places due to the heavy downpour.
According to an IMD forecast, intermittent rain/shower with heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai and its suburbs today. Due to incessant rains, there have also been complaints of tree branches falling. In Thane, a tree fell down on the compound wall of Shreerang School. However, no injuries were reported.
Train and bus services have been affected due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai and its suburbs. Read highlights
Strong winds reaching speed of 40-50 kmph likely over southwest and westcentral Arabian Sea: IMD
IMD in its latest weather update for July 25, has forecast strong winds reaching speed of 40-50 kmph are likely to prevail over southwest and the westcentral Arabian Sea. Rough to very rough sea conditions are very likely to prevail along and off South Tamilnadu Coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.
Mumbai rains: 174 mm of rains in 6 hours, more showers today
Mumbai Rains had remained on the lower side for quite some with rains remaining in single digits. Rainfall activity did pick up pace yesterday with parts of the city witnessing rains between late night and early morning hours. While Santa Cruz Observatory in Mumbai recorded 84 mm of rainfall in a span of 12 hours, it was the Colaba observatory which saw 174 mm of rainfall, which happens to be the heaviest spell this season for the region. In fact, these rains were observed in just about six hours. However, between July 26 and 28, rains will see an increase and some heavy showers are expected to be observed in Mumbai and the suburbs. However, those showers are not likely to be as heavy as today. Moderate spells of rains with some intense showers in between may be seen, reported SkyMet weather.
Light spell of rains in Mumbai city and suburbs: IMD
Radar image indicates widespread, intense rainfall activity in Mumbai, suburbs and surrounding areas. Suburban, Thane, Navi Mumbai Palghar areas: Dy Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department.
Heavy rains to continue in Mumbai
Mahesh Palawat of private weather agency SkymetWeather writes:
Intense #thunder clouds are seen over #Mumbai and suburbs. Heavy #rain to continue for next few hours. Intensity may go down by tomorrow but, moderate with one or two heavy spells are possible. #MumbaiRainsLive #MumbaiRain @SkymetWeather pic.twitter.com/sw7to5BS8v— Mahesh Palawat (@Mpalawat) July 24, 2019
Mumbai city rainfall update
Mumbai city rainfall update from 0830 to 1430hrs:
BMC releases rainfall data
From midnight till 7am on Wednesday, Colaba in south Mumbai received the heaviest rainfall of 166mm, followed by Malabar Hill (164), Grant Road (162), Kalba Devi (152), Bandra (134) and Chembur (102), the BMC said in a statement.
Heavy rainfall in Mumbai
NDMA tweets a photo of items one must have if stuck in flood-like situation
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) tweets a photo collage with items one must have during a flood situation.
IMD warns of 'intense rainfall activity' for Mumbai
Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai in a tweet wrote:
Last six hours rainfall situation in Mumbai and latest Radar image...indicating wide spread intense rainfall activity in Suburbs and around areas.— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) July 24, 2019
Suburban, Thane, Navi Mumbai Palghar areas; Rainfall likely to continue more.
Warnings are in place.
Do take care.... pic.twitter.com/4Ap8sh2uMh
Rainfall data for Mumbai city and adjoining suburbs
Mumbai rainfall data 08:00 to 13:00hrs:
Mumbai City- 6.64mm
Eastern suburbs- 19.61mm
Western Suburbs- 18.71mm
Heavy rains in Chembur as vehicles ply on waterlogged roads
BEST buses diverted due to water-logging on few city routes
Some buses of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) were diverted due to water-logging on a few routes in the city, BMC said. Suburban trains on the Central Line were running late due to flooding in low-lying areas.
"There is a delay of 10 to 15 minutes on the main line between Kurla and Sion due to water-logging in some low-lying spots on this patch," Central Railway's chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi said. The local trains on the Western Line were, however, running as per schedule.
"Inspite of heavy rains during night, WR suburban services are running normal," the Western Railway tweeted. Intermittent rains with some heavy spells are expected in the city and suburbs during the day, the BMC official said. From midnight till 7am on Wednesday, Colaba in south Mumbai received the heaviest rainfall of 166mm, followed by Malabar Hill (164), Grant Road (162), Kalba Devi (152), Bandra (134) and Chembur (102), the BMC said in a statement.
"Heavy rains have ensured sufficient water storage in our six reservoirs, which is good news for everyone," the civic official said. Another IMD official said a system of clouds was moving towards Mumbai from the Arabian Sea on the west coast. "The low-pressure area that is developing will bring more showers to the Mumbai region in next 48 hours," he said. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely at many places in neighbouring Raigad district and Ratnagiri in the Konkan region on Wednesday and Thursday, he said.
"We are closely observing the cloud conditions. Security forces as well as the National Disaster Response Force and disaster management cells of the respective districts have been informed about it," he added. (PTI)
Heavy rain in Mumbai after dry spell; trains, road traffic hit
After a week-long dry spell, heavy rains lashed Mumbai and neighbouring districts during the night and on Wednesday morning, causing flooding in some areas and slowing down local trains and road traffic movement. Eight people were injured after three cars collided in suburban Andheri due to poor visibility amid the heavy downpour early Wednesday, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation spokesperson said.
Two of them, who worked at a five-star hotel in Juhu area, were admitted to a private hospital, he said. The rains, however, brought good news for city residents facing water woes due to drying up of lakes and reservoirs around the metropolis, the official said. The weatherman has predicted more rains in the city and its suburbs during the next two days.
The heavy downpour since midnight caused water-logging in low-lying areas of Sion, Dadar, Mumbai Central, Kurla, Andheri and Sakinaka, slowing down vehicular movement on roads, the BMC official said. Nearly 171mm rainfall was recorded at the India Meteorological Department observatory at Colaba in south Mumbai between 8.30am on Tuesday and 5.30am on Wednesday, an IMD official said. The observatory in suburban Santacruz recorded 58mm downpour in the same period, he added. (PTI)
Suburban services running normal despite heavy rains: Western Railway
Western Railways today tweeted that its suburban services are running normal, despite heavy rains during night
UPDATE: Heavy rains across Mumbai's western suburbs
Heavy rains have lashed Mumbai's western suburbs as other parts in and around the city continue getting sporadic rainfall.
Rainfall would decrease over Colaba, Navi Mumbai, Panvel and Thane during next 2-3 hours
Rain intensity would decrease over Colaba, Navi Mumbai, Panvel and Thane during next 2-3 hours, while it will continue with intermittent good spell over Santacruz, Bhiwandi, Vasai and Mira Bhayander during next 1-2 hours, according to Skymet.
Roads waterlogged in King's Circle area of Mumbai after heavy rains
A tree fell down on the compound wall of Shreerang School in Thane
Roads in Sion area water-logged after heavy rainfall in Mumbai
Heavy showers will continue for next two days
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains at isolated places in the city and suburbs for today. Heavy showers will continue for the next two days, IMD has warned.
Mumbai Rains: 3 cars collided with each other in Andheri due to low visibility
Eight people were injured after three cars collided with each other in Andheri due to low visibility following heavy rainfall in the city.