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Mumbai Rains updates: IMD issues red alert warning for next 18 hours

Jul 15, 2020, 17:08 IST | mid-day online correspondent Check for updates

Mumbai Rains: Heavy showers since morning has caused water-logging in many parts of Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked residents to 'follow all necessary precautions and stay away from the shore'. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), which has warned of more rainfall through the day in Mumbai and neighbouring areas, has upgraded its alert from 'Orange' to 'Red' for the city, warning of 'heavy to very heavy' rainfall today.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 17:06 IST

    More than normal rainfall in Mumbai

    Mumbai is already close to the amount of monsoon rainfall it normally receives in July with half of the month yet to go. IMD’s Deputy director of Meteorology KS Hosalikar said fishermen have also been told not to venture into the sea. 

  • Jul 15, 2020, 15:58 IST

    Traffic movement was closed due to waterlogging at Andheri subway, Khar subway, Chandivali junction, and Wadala freeway. Waterlogging was also reported from Dadar TT, Sai Nath subway, Linking Road at Bandra, LJ Road at Mahim Junction, Sion and Gandhi Market

    See photos: Mumbai rains 2020: Red alert issued in city; downpour causes flooding, building wall collapse

  • Jul 15, 2020, 15:21 IST

    Vehicular movement resumed in Hindmata: Mumbai Police

    Mumbai Police has tweeted that the vehicular movement at Hindmata Flyover has been resumed.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 15:03 IST

    IMD forecast and warning for Mumbai and adjoining areas

    Scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls is very likely to occur over Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts during the next 18 hours.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 15:03 IST

    IMD issues red category alert

    IMD issued a red category alert – indicating 'immediate action' to be taken by the authorities – for Mumbai and Konkan region for Wednesday along the Western Ghats.

    "Under the influence of a low-level cyclonic circulation over north Konkan in the lower tropospheric levels and an east-west shear zone…Konkan area is experiencing active monsoon conditions with occurrences of heavy to very heavy rain at few places over Mumbai during the past 24 hours," IMD said in its bulletin.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 14:58 IST

    Mumbai received around 150mm of rainfall

    Mumbai has received around 150 millimetres (mm) of rainfall in two spells on Wednesday morning between 2 and 5 am and the previous evening. The following areas recorded rainfall between 8:30 am and 12.30 pm: Bandra (95 mm), Santacruz (63 mm), Ram Mandir (63 mm) Mahalaxmi (53 mm), and Colaba (16 mm).

  • Jul 15, 2020, 14:41 IST

    Portion of building collapses, 2 injured

    A portion of a building collapsed at Pavwala Street in Grant Road. Police personnel, fire department officers, and an ambulance reach the spot. "Two people have been injured after a portion of a building collapsed at Grant Road. The injured have been taken to a hospital," said Ajay Jadhav, a fire department official. (Pic/Bipin Kokate)

    Portion of building collapses

  • Jul 15, 2020, 14:04 IST

    Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar takes stock of rain preparations

    The BMC has tweeted a video of mayor Kishori Pednekar visiting the civic body headquarters and taking stock of the measures taken to tackle the heavy rains.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 13:24 IST

    Mumbai received 37.74 per cent of total rainfall till date: BMC

    The BMC's rain-gauges measured 8.92 cm rain in the city, 4.84 cm in the eastern suburbs and 7.51 cm in the western suburbs, giving a seasonal total rainfall of 37.74 per cent till date

  • Jul 15, 2020, 13:00 IST

    Flock of green parrots enjoy Mumbai rains

    Low-lying areas of Mumbai got waterlogged due to the continuous downpour. A flock of parrots were seen taking shelter on a tree in Sion

  • Jul 15, 2020, 12:49 IST

    Mumbai Police tweets list of places to avoid due to waterlogging

    The Mumbai police has urged people to avoid Dadar TT, Hindmata Jn, Mahim Jn, SV Road Andheri, Khar Subway, KFC Bandra and Chandivali Junction as they are waterlogged. The police department has asked people to venture out only if necessary.

    rainsA water-logged Hindmata Junction. Picture/Ashish Raje.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 12:45 IST

    Don't venture out unless absolutely necessary: Mumbai Police

    The Mumbai Police took to Twitter to warn about the heavy rains lashing the city and urge people to stay away from the shore and take the necessary precautions.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 12:09 IST

    Rain due to cyclonic circulation over North East Arabian Sea: Skymet

    Skymet Weather has said in a report that the intermittent rains over the city and the suburbs are due to a persistent cyclonic circulation over the North East Arabian Sea and adjoining areas.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 12:01 IST

    According to the private weather agency Skymet, the heavy rains in Mumbai and neighbouring areas are likely to continue till Thursday after which its frequency will possibly see a gradual drop. Even as the intensity of the rains is likely to decrease, the city will not go completely dry as a few spells of intense rainfall will continue.

    Read more: Mumbai Rains: City Will Experience Heavy Showers For Next 24 Hours

  • Jul 15, 2020, 11:58 IST

    Water-logging in Sion

    Gandhi market near Sion gets water logged after heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Wednesday morning.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 11:51 IST

    Bandra received 63mm rains since morning: IMD

    IMD’s Deputy director of Meteorology K S Hosalikar has tweeted saying that Bandra has received 63mm of rains since Wednesday morning whereas Mahalaxmi and Ram Mandir received 21mm each.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 11:38 IST

    Water-logging at Parsi Colony

    Streets were inundated in Parsi Colony near Dadar TT and commuters were asked to take different routes to reach their destination.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 11:31 IST

    Heavy rains caused water-logging at Dadar TT, near Parsi Colony. Civic staffers erected a signboard reading 'danger' to divert vehicles from other routes. Pic/ Ashish Raje

    Waterlogging at Dadar TT

  • Jul 15, 2020, 11:23 IST

    Intense rains in Mumbai for next 4 to 6 hours: Skymet Weather

    According to the private weather service, Skymet Weather, parts of Mumbai and its suburbs will witness moderate to heavy rains with thundershowers for the next four to six hours on Wednesday.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 11:08 IST

    IMD issued a statement saying that the West Coast will experience an active wet spell during the next three days. Read the full story here.

    Mumbai Rains: Brace For Heavy Showers Till July 16

  • Jul 15, 2020, 10:54 IST

    BMC warns of high-tide 

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has tweeted predicting a 3.28 metre high-tide at  7.02 pm on Wednesday. The civic body has also asked people to stay away from the shore and take necessary precautions.

    Read more: Mumbai Rains: High Tide Of 3.28 Meters Expected At 7:02 Pm

  • Jul 15, 2020, 10:48 IST

    On Tuesday, the city witnessed continuous rainfall with Santacruz observatory recording rainfall of 77.1mm till 4.30 pm from 8.30 am.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 10:47 IST

    The latest satellite pictures shows "possibilities of isolated extremely heavy rainfall (more than 200 mm) over Konkan, including Mumbai, Thane today...," KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai tweeted.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 10:47 IST

    The warning issued by the IMD also includes asking the city to prepare for instances of waterlogging, traffic, and electricity disruption with danger to old structures and trees among all.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 10:41 IST

    An orange alert is for weather conditions which can significantly impact people in the affected areas. Such alert implies that authorities should be ready to handle any situation arising out of severe weather conditions.

  • Jul 15, 2020, 10:40 IST

    As per IMD's advisory, heavy rain on Wednesday is expected to cause waterlogging and flooding in many parts of the city's low-lying areas.

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