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Friday, July 03, 2020

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Orange alert for Mumbai tomorrow, Saturday with heavy rain forecast at isolated places: IMD
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

After recording heavy rainfall on Monday night, on Wednesday, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 0.1 mm rain for 24 hours ending at 8.30 am and Colaba observatory recorded 0.2 mm of rain in the same time period.

Maharashtra records lowest marine fish landings in 45 years: only 2.01 lakh tonnes catch last year
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

The decline in fish landings in the state is attributed to extreme weather events last year: bad weather, extended rain and cyclones.

Mumbai witnesses best AQI so far this year
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

“Intense rainfall over Mumbai on Monday night and the high moisture content in air, combined with wind speed, allowed swift dispersion of pollutants close to the surface," said Gufran Beig, director of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research.

Mumbai: Deonar abattoir to resume operation from July 3
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

While the civic body has not mentioned the number of sheep or goats that can be slaughtered, it has, however, given permission to 40 vehicles to enter Deonar abattoir with these animals.

Maharashtra: Tillari area in Sindhudurg declared conservation reserve
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

The 38-km-long Dodamarg wildlife corridor that connects Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra to Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka frequently witnesses elephant and tiger movement.

Over 100% spike in cases in a month, Mumbai civic body to roll out stricter measures
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

R-North ward, which covers Dahisar and parts of Borivali West, has seen the sharpest spike in cases in June, civic officials said. Till June 2, when the lockdown was partially relaxed in the city, the administrative ward had only reported 486 cases.

The Dharavi unlock: How daily new cases down to single digit
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

The drop in new cases in Dharavi is characterised by a steep fall in the doubling time of 18 days in the last week of April to 78 days as of June 19.

Mumbai: As lockdown eases, AQI sees slight increase but remains ‘satisfactory’
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

On June 4, Mumbai had recorded its best AQI for this year at 17. For April and May, the AQI ranged between 17 and 29.

Monsoon rain lashes Mumbai; one dead
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

The average rain recorded in Eastern suburbs in 10 hours was 52.6 mm, followed by island city at 37.43 mm while Western suburbs recorded 34.04 mm of rain.

Three days after IMD announces monsoon onset, widespread rain gives Mumbai a miss
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

While some parts in western suburbs recorded short but intense spells of rain on Monday, on Tuesday, the city recorded 0.8 mm of rain, in the 12 hours ending at 5:30 pm. On Wednesday, trace rainfall (which cannot be measured by a rain gauge) was recorded.

Maharashtra: IMD announces monsoon onset, orange alert for next two days
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

According to the new onset dates released by IMD, monsoon arrived in the state on June 10 and would cover the whole of Maharashtra by June 15.

Southwest monsoon onset in Mumbai likely in 48 hrs: IMD
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

The monsoon, IMD said, has advanced into parts of Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada on Friday with the onset line passing through Harnai in Ratnagiri district and Beed, Baramati and Wardha.

IFLOWS-Mumbai: How it works, and how it will benefit the Maximum City
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

IFLOWS is a monitoring and flood warning system that will be able to relay alerts of possible flood-prone areas anywhere between six to 72 hours in advance.

Monsoon arrives in Maharashtra, heavy rain forecast for Mumbai in weekend
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

According to IMD's district forecast and warnings, Mumbai, Thane and Palghar are very likely to receive thunderstorms, accompanied with lightning and gusty winds with speed reaching 30 to 40 kmph at isolated places, on Friday.

Drop in Covid cases in Dharavi, doubling rate recorded at 44 days
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

So far, 1,964 positive cases and 73 deaths have been recorded from Dharavi. At least 939 people have recovered from the slum sprawl. On Wednesday, Mumbai recorded 1,567 new infections, taking its total virus load to 52,667.

Mumbai: Dharavi sees drop in new Covid-19 cases for fifth day
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

Since April 1, when the first case was reported from Dharavi's Baliga Nagar, BMC has screened 3.6 lakh people from the area, out of which 8,246 were senior citizens.

Complaints of gas leak: BMC hands over probe to MPCB
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

In September last year, a similar incident had taken place wherein people in many parts of western and eastern suburbs had complaint about a suspected gas leak. However, even then, the source of the smell was not established

Mumbai: In absence of clear guidelines, confusion prevails in sealed apartment blocks
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

In absence of clear guidelines, residents and housing welfare associations say they have found themselves in a fix on matters such as allowing domestic helps or doorstep delivery of newspapers among others.

Day after Nisarga, Mumbai records cleanest air this year
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

The concentration of PM 2.5 – tiny particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter that can enter deep into the lungs and even the bloodstream – was recorded recorded at 17 on Thursday evening.

Four killed as Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast, blows over
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

This is the second cyclone to strike the Indian coast in two weeks, but unlike Amphan, which wreaked havoc on the eastern coast 10 days ago, Nisarga was relatively milder. This is only the second time since 1902 that a cyclone has developed over the Arabian Sea.