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Mumbai Rains: Intense rainfall likely to continue; Mumbai Police ask people to stay home

05 August, 2020 22:40 IST | mid-day correspondent Check for updates

Mumbai Rains updates: Torrential rains pounded Mumbai and its neighbouring areas for more than two days. On Wednesday afternoon the winds picked up, reaching cyclonic speed of up to 107 km per hour by evening. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray and Mumbai police requested people to stay indoors. Incidents of crashing of tall cranes in the port area, asbestos roofs and balcony sun shades flowing away, overturned cars on roads and falling trees were reported from across the city. A red alert has been issued for 'extremely heavy' rainfall in Mumbai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Palghar, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar, and Nashik districts.

  • 05 August, 2020 22:15 IST

    PM Narendra Modi takes stock of the situation in Mumbai

    PM Narendra Modi spoke to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray regarding the situation prevailing in Mumbai and surrounding areas due to heavy rainfall. PM assured Maharashtra CM of all possible support.

  • 05 August, 2020 22:09 IST

    Waterlogging at Girgaon Chowpatty near Wilson College in South Mumbai.

  • 05 August, 2020 21:59 IST

    The continuous downpour of heavy rainfall in Mumbai and its surrounding areas brought up fears of the 2005 floods that had submerged large parts of the city nearly 15 years ago. As torrential rains continue to lash several parts of the city, citizens took to Twitter to share pictures, videos of rains with #MumbaiRains, and #MumbaiRainsWithMidday trending on the micro-blogging site. Read the full story here

  • 05 August, 2020 21:58 IST

    22 people have been rescued so far, the National Disaster Response Force said.

  • 05 August, 2020 21:52 IST

    Two local trains were stuck between Masjid and Byculla railway stations due to water-logging on tracks. Nearly 150 passengers from one local from CST to Karjat were rescued by the railway staff. Another local from Karjat to CST was stuck 60 meters away from Masjid station, NDRF officials said.

  • 05 August, 2020 21:37 IST

    Dial 100 for any emergency: Mumbai police

    Stating that Mumbai is expected to receive heavy rain at isolated places tomorrow as well, Mumbai police tells citizens to Dial 100 in case of any emergency.

  • 05 August, 2020 21:35 IST

    Avoid Freeway and JJ Flyover route via Dadar-Sion

    Mumbai police urges citizens from South Mumbai travelling towards Thane or Navi Mumbai to avoid using the Freeway and JJ Flyover route via Dadar-Sion.

  • 05 August, 2020 21:08 IST

    BEST bus operations diverted or suspended

    The BEST bus operations have been diverted/curtailed/suspended due to heavy rains and water logging.

  • 05 August, 2020 21:05 IST

    Wind speed of up to 107 kmph reported in Mumbai

    Winds of 60-70 km per hour have been reported over Colaba. But the wind speed there increased to 107 km per hour around 5 pm, IMD said.

  • 05 August, 2020 20:59 IST

    Tree falls in Navi Mumbai

    Tree falls on Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai due to heavy downpour accompanied with gusty winds.

  • 05 August, 2020 20:30 IST

    Rescue operations in Valsad

    NDRF personnel carried out rescue operations in the flood-affected areas of Valsad, earlier today.

  • 05 August, 2020 20:26 IST

    Mumbai Rains: Tree collapse in Ghatkopar, dump truck driver escapes with minor injuries

    It was a close shave for a driver of a dumper truck after a tree collapsed on the vehicle in Ghatkopar. Incidents of tree collapse have been reported from few areas of Mumbai due to continuous heavy downpour.

    tree collapsePic: Nandish Thaker

  • 05 August, 2020 20:04 IST

    Mumbai Rains: Water logging inside JJ Hospital as rains batter Mumbai

    Heavy downpour in Mumbai continues for second consecutive day. Intense to very intense spell of rainfall is forecasted over the city during the next few hours, according to IMD.

  • 05 August, 2020 20:03 IST

    Mumbai rains toppled signage on BSE building

    Incessant downpour and high-velocity winds in Mumbai toppled the signage on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building on Dalal Street. BSE CEO Ashish Chauhan in a tweet said the exchange has sought help from the fire brigade to ensure the signage does not fall to the ground.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:57 IST

    15 NRDF teams being deployed across Maharashtra

    15 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being deployed in Maharashtra in wake of rainfall - 4 teams (2 enroute) in Kolhapur, 2 teams in Sangli, 5 teams (2 enroute) in Mumbai and one each in Satara, Thane, Palghar and Nagpur.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:51 IST

    Western Railway suburban trains suspended

    The Western Railway announced that due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai, all local train services between Churchgate and Mumbai Central stations have been temporarily suspended till further orders.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:48 IST

    229.6 mm rainfall recorded in Colaba observatory

    IMD’s Colaba observatory recorded 229.6 mm rainfall in the last 9 hours.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:38 IST

    Mumbai police urges people to stay indoors

    Mumbai police also requested people to stay indoors and not venture out unless extremely essential.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:30 IST

    Waterlogging on railway tracks, passengers stuck

    Two local trains are stuck between Masjid and Bhaykhala station in Mumbai due to water on tracks. 150 passengers from first local going from CST to Karjat have been rescued by Railway staff. About 100-120 still inside, NDRF said in a statement.

    Another local which is coming from Karjat to CST is stuck at about 60 mtrs from Masjid station which may have 50-60 passengers. Water is about 2.5 to 3 feet deep. One team of NDRF from Andheri has moved for the spot.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:28 IST

    Hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki's house flooded

    Rainwater seeps inside hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki's house as he asks for assistance from BMC.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:27 IST

    Spark in overhead wires

    Tree burns due to spark in overhead wires over rail tracks amid heavy rains in Mumbai.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:20 IST

    BMC opens temporary shelters

    In wake of the heavy downpour, Brihanmumbai municipal corporation (BMC) opened temporary shelters at municipal schools between CST and Kurla.

  • 05 August, 2020 19:15 IST

    Rain wreaks havoc across Mumbai, neighbouring areas

    Extremely heavy winds and torrential rains caused damage to DY Patil Stadium in Nerul

    DY Patil Stadium in NerulDY Patil Stadium in Nerul

    jetty collapseA crane collapsed on jetty. Pic/Navi Mumbai Police

  • 05 August, 2020 19:06 IST

    Uddhav Thackeray review situation

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the situation and instructed the officials to be alert and prepared.

  • 05 August, 2020 18:52 IST

    Strong winds with speed reaching 70 kmph along the coast

    Mumbai’s Colaba received 22.9 cm rainfall, while Santacruz received 8.8 cm rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.

  • 05 August, 2020 18:50 IST

    Heavy rain forecast in Mumbai for tomorrow

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the city till August 6.

  • 05 August, 2020 18:20 IST

    Remain indoors, says Aaditya Thackeray

    Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray requested people to remain indoors as heavy rains lashed Mumbai.

  • 05 August, 2020 17:03 IST

    5-year-old trapped on tree for hours, rescued

    A five-year-old girl was rescued after she was left clinging to a tree for over four hours during a flash flood due to heavy rains in Dahanu taluka of Palghar district on Wednesday, an official said.

    The girl's house in Shenshai got flooded, prompting her family to walk to a safer place in the early hours of Wednesday, the district official said. While crossing a bridge along the way, the girl got separated from her parents due to the strong water current and climbed a tree, he said.

    The girl remained clinging to a tree branch for over four hours, before being rescued by villagers at around 6 am. The child was rushed to a hospital, where she is presently undergoing treatment, he added. Read More Here.

  • 05 August, 2020 17:02 IST

    Harbour line trains suspended

    Shivaji M Sutar, chief public relations officer, Central Railway said that due to heavy rainfall and water logging at Masjid-Sandhurst Road section, Harbour line trains between CSMT-Wadala stations have been suspended from 15.35 hrs onwards.

  • 05 August, 2020 16:54 IST

    Kolhapur's Rajaram dam water level rising

    Kolhapur district collector asked people residing near Panchganga river to move to safer places as Rajaram dam could possibly cross warning level by Wednesday night.

  • 05 August, 2020 16:46 IST

    Heavy rains in Sangli

    The district administration has asked people residing near rivers in Sangli to stay alert as heavy rains cause water levels to rise.

  • 05 August, 2020 16:42 IST

    Heavy rains cause waterlogging in Hindmata

    Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai, with instances of waterlogging reported from several low-lying areas in the city. Pictures from Hindmata Junction in Dadar

  • 05 August, 2020 16:16 IST

    IMD issues flash flood guidance

    India Meteorological Department has issued flash flood guidance for various areas. “High risk over some parts, including Maharashtra,” said Central Water Commission Official Flood Forecast.

  • 05 August, 2020 16:11 IST

    Heavy rain continue to pound Mumbai

    Intense spells of rains lashed parts of Mumbai. Here are the visuals from Churchgate.

  • 05 August, 2020 15:58 IST

    Possibility of floods in Mumbai, suburbs

    Hosalikar tweeted that Mumbai has already recorded 100 mm rainfall in last 6 hours and there is a possibility of floods in city and suburbs.

  • 05 August, 2020 15:52 IST

    Rains in Mumbai to continue with moderate to heavy spells

    Hosalikar said rains going to continue with moderate to heavy spells across Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad. A red alert has also been issued.

  • 05 August, 2020 14:36 IST

    Monsoon active over Maharashtra: IMD

    IMD’s KS Hosalikar tweeted that right now monsoon is very active over Maharashtra.

  • 05 August, 2020 14:30 IST

    NDRF teams stationed at Palghar, Thane

    Several low-lying areas of Thane and Palghar districts were inundated as heavy rains continued to lash the regions since Tuesday night, a district official said on Wednesday. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been stationed to deal with any eventualities, NDRF commandant Rajendra Patil said.

  • 05 August, 2020 14:29 IST

    Central railway services running

    Central Railway's chief spokesperson Shivaji Sutar said suburban services, from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Kasara (Thane), Khopoli (Raigad), Panvel (Navi Mumbai) and Goregaon, were running despite the heavy showers. Both the Central Railway and Western Railway are operating nearly 350 special train services each daily for those working in essential and emergency services.

  • 05 August, 2020 14:27 IST

    Take precautions, says Mumbai police commissioner

    Mumbai rains: Police commissioner of Mumbai, Param Bir Singh, asked people to take precautions.

  • 05 August, 2020 14:26 IST

    Train movement on Western Railway route affected

    Train movement on the Western Railway route in Palghar was affected due to heavy rain in the morning. There was "minor disruption" at Palghar from 5.40 am to 7.10 am due to 266 mm rain in two hours and a few trains were regulated enroute, Western Railway's chief spokesperson Sumit Thakur said.

  • 05 August, 2020 14:26 IST

    465 mm rainfall in Dahanu

    Heavy rains lashed Palghar district since early Wednesday, leading to water logging in several key roads. Power supply was also hit in many areas. As per the district administration, Dahanu taluka has so far received the maximum rainfall of 465 mm.

  • 05 August, 2020 11:50 IST

    Mumbai recorded 61% of its monthly rainfall in first 5 days of August

    According to private weather agency Skymet, Mumbai has already recorded 61 per cent of its monthly rainfall in the first five days of August. Mumbai has received a cumulative rainfall of around 357 mm against the monthly average of 585.2 mm. Read More Here.

  • 05 August, 2020 11:25 IST

    IMD forecast on Mumbai rains

    Widespread rainfall with scattered heavy to very heavy falls and isolated extremely heavy falls most likely to continue over Konkan and Goa (including Mumbai) till August 6 and over Madhya Maharashtra (ghat areas) till August 5 and reduce thereafter, says IMD Mumbai.

  • 05 August, 2020 11:00 IST

    Water receding, says BMC

    Water-logging reported at Hindmata, Ghandhi Market (Sion), Chembur station, Milan subway, Andheri subway and Dahisar subway. BMC officials stated that since the intensity of rain in Mumbai has reduced, water is receding from the flooding areas.

  • 05 August, 2020 10:21 IST

    Dahanu in Palghar records 364 mm rainfall in 12 hours

    The weather station at Dahanu in Palghar recorded 364 mm rainfall in the 12-hour period ending at 5.30 am on Wednesday, IMD Mumbai centre's deputy director general K S Hosalikar said. Besides, the weather station at Bhayander in Thane recorded 169 mm rainfall, while the one at Mira Road reported 159 mm during the same period, he added.

  • 05 August, 2020 09:56 IST

    Today’s weather forecast for Mumbai

    Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur in Mumbai and suburban areas with a possibility of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places. A high tide of 4.41 metre is likely at the Mumbai coast at 1:19 pm.

  • 05 August, 2020 09:14 IST

    Heavy rainfall warnings on west coast for 24 hours

    Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Deputy Director of Meteorology KS Hosalikar tweeted that latest satellite image indicating intense clouding over west coast, Konkan including Mumbai, Thane and Palghar.

  • 05 August, 2020 09:12 IST

    Normal life disrupted

    Heavy rains in Mumbai for over 24 hours disrupted normal life in the city and caused flooding in several low-lying areas.

  • 05 August, 2020 09:03 IST

    Radar shows intense clouds over Mumbai

    Heavy to very heavy falls were seen at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane, NM. A greater impact was on western suburbs with rainfall of more than 150 mm. Radar shows intense clouds over Mumbai and more rains likely today.

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