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Weather Forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: IMD issues red alert as heavy rains pound Mumbai

Mumbai rains, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The rains played a spoilsport in the Ganeshotsav in Mumbai on Tuesday as it increased traffic woes for the residents who had ventured outside their homes for Ganesh Visarjan.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: September 5, 2019 8:19:42 am
Weather Forecast Today LIVE: IMD issues red alert as heavy rains pound Mumbai The IMD has predicted intense rain in Mumbai and the surrounding areas in the next 24 hours. (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

Mumbai rains, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a ‘red alert’ asking the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. The department has predicted intense rain in Mumbai and the surrounding areas in the next 24 hours. Electricity supply to various parts of the city was discontinued after the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) substations at Matunga, King’s Circle and Wadala were submerged in water. The IMD said that 100 out of the 150 weather stations in the city recorded over 200 mm rain in the last 24 hours. Andheri East in Mumbai recorded the highest rain, around 214 mm, in six hours. Andheri West, Vikhroli, Marol and Ville Parle also received record rain on Wednesday. Train services on various lines were stopped as a result of waterlogging.

People have been asked to avoid venturing near the sea or walking in waterlogged areas. Mumbai residents have been asked to call 1916 for any assistance. Overnight rains have also resulted in waterlogging and traffic disruption in Sion, Parel, King’s Circle, Dadar and Byculla. In the wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for Wednesday, all Mumbai schools shall remain closed today.

Meanwhile, a cloud cover enveloped Delhi for quite some time on Monday, rains kept city residents waiting. However, the weather department said, light showers are likely at night and on Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile, according to data shared by the weather agency, nearly half of the country has received excess rainfall in August, which recorded 15 per cent more precipitation than normal.

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Heavy rainfall expected in Mumbai, Palghar and other districts of Maharashtra. Follow LIVE UPDATES here.

22:20 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Check district-wise weather forecast and warning for Mumbai

Below is a weather warning issued for various districts across Mumbai. 

21:50 (IST)04 Sep 2019
See visuals of waterlogging in Mumbai

Mumbai was waterlogged following heavy rainfall in various parts of the city during the past 24 hours. Below are the pictures of waterlogging across the city.

Waterlogging at Sion-Panvel road near Nerul in Navi Mumbai. (Express photo by Narendra Vaskar)
Waterlogging in Navi Mumbai. (Express photo by Narendra Vaskar)
Waterlogging at Thane station on Wednesday. (Express photo by Deepak Joshi)
People started walking on tracks near the Thane station after central railway services were shut following heavy downpour and waterlogging in Kurla. (Express photo by Deepak Joshi)
People walking on tracks near the Thane station. (Express photo by Deepak Joshi)
The scene at the Thane station. (Express photo by Deepak Joshi)
20:54 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: 145 BMC schools to serve as temporary shelter homes for commuters

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) converted 145 civic-run schools into temporary shelter homes for commuters stranded at railway stations due to the heavy downpour in Mumbai.

20:28 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: Trees uprooted in Tardeo and Matunga due to rain

In two separate incidents, trees in Tardeo, South Mumbai and Matunga East got uprooted due to the rain. In South Mumbai, a tree fell on parked vehicles while in Matunga East, a tree got uprooted and fell on the compound wall of the BEST building. 

A huge tree fell on parked vehicles at Tardeo on Wednesday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)
The tree which was uprooted in Matunga East (Express Photo by Abha Goradia)
20:14 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: Mithi river flows close to the danger mark

The Mithi river in Mumbai flowed close to its danger mark on Wednesday. 

Mithi River nearing its danger mark on Wednesday. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)
19:43 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: RPF team helps passengers between Vikhroli and Ghatkopar

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) team helped escort passengers stranded between Vikhroli and Ghatkopar. 

19:37 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: Raigad receives over 300 mm rain in the past 24 hours

Mumbai's Raigad district received around 300 mm rain in the past 24 hours. Palghar and Thane districts received over 200 mm rainfall since yesterday.

19:28 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Check the status of cancelled/ short-terminated trains in Mumbai

Below is the status of the trains which were cancelled/short-terminated and re-scheduled due to incessant rains in the city. 

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19:25 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Maharashtra government asks officials to monitor water inflow in dams in western parts of the state

Maharashtra government has asked the officials concerned to monitor the water inflow in dams in western parts of the state, which were hit by floods last month.

17:54 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: RPF team escorts passengers from a local train

RPF team escorted passengers from a local which was held up between Sion and Kurla. They were sent to Kurla platform safely.

17:10 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: Rain likely to continue after a break

No rainfall activity was noticed in Mumbai for the past one hour. Rain is likely to continue after a break.

16:46 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Western Railway train services update

No trains are running between Churchgate and Andheri due to heavy waterlogging near Mahim and Matunga road. Train services between Andheri and Vasai Road are functional on all 4 lines at certain intervals. Trains between the Vasai and Virar stretch are not operating due to waterlogging near Nalsopara. The railways' team is assessing the water level to resume the services as soon as possible.



16:41 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: Electricity supply discontinued in parts of the city

Electricity supply to various parts of the city was discontinued after the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) substations at Matunga, King's Circle and Wadala were submerged in water.

16:19 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai: Central Railway train services update

Train services between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Mumbai and Thane on the main line were stopped due to heavy rain in the region. Train operations on the CSMT-Vadala, CSMT-Andheri, CSMT-Goregaon, Vadala-Vashi on the harbour line and Belapur-Kharkopar on the 4rth corridor were also stopped. However, train services are operating on the Vashi-Panvel route, Thane-Vashi, Thane-Panvel, Thane-Kasara, Thane-Karjat, Thane-Khopoli, Nerul-Kharkopar-Nerul routes.

15:58 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Watch visuals from King's Circle in Mumbai

Several parts of Mumbai were waterlogged after heavy rainfall. Following are the pictures from King's Circle in the city. 

15:30 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Andheri East in Mumbai records highest rain in six hours

Andheri East recorded the highest amount of rain, nearly 214.35 mm, between 8 am and 2 pm. Andheri West received 200.17 mm rainfall on Wednesday, Vikhroli in the eastern suburbs received 184.17 mm rain, Marol received 183.38 mm rain and Ville Parle recorded 182.87 mm rain.

15:10 (IST)04 Sep 2019
See pictures from the rain in Kurla in Mumbai

See photos of the rain in Mumbai's Kurla

With heavy rains pounding Mumbai and its suburbs, the weather department on Wednesday issued a 'red alert' for the city and adjoining areas. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)
Waterlogging in Kurla. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)
14:48 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Western Railway suburban services update

Western Railway suburban services are operational between Churchgate and Vasai Road on both fast lines. However, train services on slow lines are not running due to waterlogging near Matunga railway station.

14:22 (IST)04 Sep 2019
IMD issues 'red alert' as heavy rains pound Mumbai

With heavy rains pounding Mumbai and its suburbs, the weather department on Wednesday issued a 'red alert' for the city and adjoining areas and asked the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. Out of the 150 weather stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), around 100 recorded over 200 mm rainfall in last 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department(IMD) said. (PTI)

13:22 (IST)04 Sep 2019
Mumbai rains: Traffic diversion update

Another traffic diversion update for BEST buses plying within the city.

weather, weather today, weather today india, gujarat rains, weather report today, weather forecast, weather forecast today, weather forecast report, weather report, weather report today, delhi weather, noida weather, odisha weather, weather india, weather live, live weather today Weather Today LIVE: A waterlogged road after the rain at BRS Nagar in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

Weather forecast Today LIVE UPDATES: Light rain occurred at some places in Himachal Pradesh as monsoon weakened over the hill-state, the Meteorological department said. Some parts of the hill-state will be lashed by rain till September 8. The IMD has also forecast another spell of heavy downpour in Odisha till September 6 due to fresh low pressure taking shape over the Bay of Bengal.

It has also forecast another spell of heavy downpour in Odisha till September 6 due to fresh low pressure taking shape over the Bay of Bengal. Odisha has already encountered heavy downpour in different spells due to four low-pressure areas formed over the bay in August. Several parts of south and west Odisha also faced flash floods and severe waterlogging due to incessant rains earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), Uttarakhand said that rain-related incidents have killed at least 60 people in the state. Uttarkashi reported the highest number of casualties. Rescue operations are still on in the affected areas in Uttarkashi.

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First published on: 03-09-2019 at 10:47:06 am
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