A huge tree came crashing on a car parked near Wankhede Stadium, Churchgate in South Mumbai reports mid-day photographer Shadab Khan.
As per a notification issued by Press Information Bureau (PIB), Gujarat, the ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall during the next 24 hours, reports ANI.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday took stock of Maharashtra administration's preparedness as heavy rains battered Mumbai and other parts of the state, including Kolhapur where the Panchganga river was flowing close to the danger mark.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray also reviewed the situation with district collectors of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Kolhapur, Thane and Raigad districts as they have been experiencing heavy rainfall.— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) August 5, 2020
People wade through the water-logged subway at Kurla on Thursday.The incessant rains and strong winds in Mumbai for the past three days has thrown normal life out of gear
Pic: Sayyed Sameer Abedi
A tree came crashing down on a Mumbai Police vehicle in Colaba, no casualties were reported in the incident. Incessant rains in the city for the past three days resulted in several tree felling incidents
Pic: Ashish Rane
As per private weather agency Skymet, the top 10 rainiest places in India included Mumbai's Colaba, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Harnai, Kolhapur and Dahanu from Maharashtra.
IMD's Deputy director KS Hosalikar tweeted a picture showing the rise in the lake levels.
Lakes Rainfall in last 3 days in Maharashtra.— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) August 6, 2020
Excuse for poor handwriting. pic.twitter.com/LVhJ4QuHDa
Many instances of water-logging has been reported in South Mumbai. A picture of the flooding outside Islam Gymkhana.
#MumbaiRainsWithMidday |— Mid Day (@mid_day) August 6, 2020
Flooding outside Islam Gymkhana in South Mumbai.
Pic: @middayshadab #MumbaiRains #mumbaifloods@MNCDFbombay@mumbaimatterz @bandranews_com@RoadsOfMumbai
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A 47-year-old man fell into a swollen nullah and was washed away in rain-hit Thane district of Maharashtra, district authorities said on Thursday. The incident took place in Mira-Bhayander township of the district on Wednesday evening and his body was found on Thursday, an official said. Read here
A portion of a dilapidated four-storey building collapsed on Thursday due to incessant rainfall in Mira-Bhayandar city of Thane district. Read More Here.
Cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray visited some locations on Thursday afternoon to inspect damages. He said we will stand up again, stronger and better, yet in sync with climate change needs.
Mumbai received almost 330 mm rain in 8 hours yesterday, and equal day before. Gusty winds upto 107 kmph. We’ve been battered by strong winds and heavy rains, never seen such a thing as before. We will stand up again, stronger and better, yet in sync with climate change needs. pic.twitter.com/Mp6FXoxLWv— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) August 6, 2020
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday took stock of the state administration's preparedness in the wake of the incessant heavy rains in Mumbai and other parts of the state, including Kolhapur where the Panchganga river was flowing close to the danger mark.
Mumbai's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) saved lives of 16 fishermen in distress at sea about 70 km west of Arnala coast, Thane.
Mumbai's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) successfully saved the lives of 16 fishermen in distress at sea about 70 km west of Arnala coast, Thane. The boat was caught up in very rough sea conditions & very high-speed winds prevailing at sea: Indian Coast Guard pic.twitter.com/muYCKvdozk— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2020
A portion of a house collapsed in Dadar as heavy rains continued to lash the city. Read More Here.
#MumbaiRainsWithMidday |— Mid Day (@mid_day) August 6, 2020
Portion Of House Collapses In Dadar Due To Heavy Rains#MumbaiRains #mumbaifloods@MNCDFbombay@mumbaimatterz @bandranews_com@RoadsOfMumbai
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Konkan Railway services were affected due to a tunnel collapse near Pernem in Goa in the wee hours of Thursday The railways are working round the clock to fix the issue and restore normalcy, a KR official said. Read here
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh praised Palghar Police for saving the lives of 22 people who were stranded in floods in parts of the district. Those rescued included a five-year-old girl, who remained atop a tree for over four hours. Read More Here.
The Panchganga river water at Kolhapur crossed the warning level on Thursday morning, the district disaster management cell said. Nine state highways and 25 other roads in the district have been affected due to the heavy rains, a Public Works Department official said. Read More Here.
Businessman Anand Mahindra shared a video that has gone massively viral on social media. The video shows a tall tree swaying wildly from side to side due to strong winds.
Of all the videos that did the rounds yesterday about the rains in Mumbai, this one was the most dramatic. We have to figure out if this palm tree’s Tandava was a dance of joy—enjoying the drama of the storm—or nature’s dance of anger... pic.twitter.com/MmXh6qPhn5— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 6, 2020
High tide hits Mumbai's Marine Drive, amid heavy rainfall.
Private weather agency Skymet said that persistent rain activity in the city is likely to see a significant drop in Mumbai, its neighbouring areas as the well-marked low-pressure area has weakened into a low and has now moved over towards the central parts of Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, the cyclonic circulation has also shifted towards the north of the country. Read More Here.
Tree uprooted at World Trade Centre-Maker Tower-Taj President Junction and blocked the road, bringing traffic to a halt. Officials from Cuffe Parade police station removed the fallen tree and opened the route.
Trees fallen at World Trade Centre-Maker Tower-Taj President Jn had blocked the road, bringing traffic to a halt & leaving hundreds of employees stuck.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) August 6, 2020
Officials from Cuffe Parade PStn took charge, removed the fallen tree & opened the route for vehicular movement.#MumbaiFirst pic.twitter.com/BoGPxKvyDM
Scientists explained the extreme rainfall event in Mumbai to an anomaly that will become a recurrent pattern with increasing warming of the ocean and poleward shift of the low-level jetstream that impacts the Indian summer monsoon. They say the warm ocean temperatures in the northern Arabian Sea results in increased moisture and large fluctuations in the monsoon winds. Read More Here.
34 roads, including 9 state highways have been closed for traffic movement due to flooding in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur. Rajaram dam currently flowing above danger level, said district administration.
34 roads including 9 state highways closed for traffic movement due to flooding in Kolhapur. Rajaram dam currently flowing above danger level: District Administration#Maharashtra https://t.co/HXCc5dpNE3 pic.twitter.com/amFiqG01ss— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2020
Traffic on both sides of Peddar Road closed due to wall collapse. Mumbai police advised the commuters to take diverted routes.
Traffic on both sides of Peddar Road closed due to wall collapse . Commuters to South Mumbai should use Haji Ali-Tardeo Road-Nana Chowk-Opera House & for Northward travel use Opera House - Nana Chowk - Taddev Circle - Taddev Road - Haji Ali . Pl avoid non-essential travel. pic.twitter.com/TxSLrCNkA8— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) August 6, 2020
BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal inspected the work at Peddar road and instructed the police team to resume vehicular movement at the earliest.
BMC Commissioner Shri Iqbal Singh Chahal inspected the work today morning (August 6, 2020). Instructions were also given to the police team to resume vehicular movement at the earliest.#MyBMCUpdates#MyBMCMonsoonUpdates pic.twitter.com/3SsKwWQpPm— à¤®à¤¾à¤à¥ Mumbai, à¤à¤ªà¤²à¥ BMC (@mybmc) August 6, 2020
Bombay High Court has suspended all proceedings for the day on account of incessant rains. This is for the second time in a week as the court had suspended all hearings of matters on Tuesday as well.
Severe water-logging was reported at Upvan Lake and Vandana Cinema in Thane. Dr Vipin Sharma, Thane municipal commissioner, said Thane has been receiving very heavy rainfall for the past 3 days and 149 mm rainfall was recorded on August 5. “We’re alert. Assistant and deputy commissioners and fire brigade teams are on the field. I appeal to residents to not step out of their houses unnecessarily,” he said.
Different parts of Maharashtra face severe waterlogging and flood-like situation following incessant heavy rainfall. Visuals from around Upvan Lake and Vandana Cinema in Thane.— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2020
India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts 'Generally cloudy sky with Heavy rain' in Thane today. pic.twitter.com/bDTRcipu8q
A massive landslide happened at Kemps Corner in South Mumbai at 12:30 an. BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal is at the spot to take stock of the situation. Read More Here.
Peddar road closed to traffic from Kemps Corner to Babulnath upto Girgaum Chowpatty, said DCP zone 1, Mumbai Police.
#MumbaiRainsWithMidday |— Mid Day (@mid_day) August 6, 2020
Landslide at Kemp's Corner in South Mumbai due to heavy rainfall. @mybmc chief Iqbal Singh Chahal reached the spot to take stock of the situation.
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In the last 24 hours, Colaba recorded the heaviest single-day rainfall (331.8 mm) in August in 46 years. IMD says a high tide of 4.33 metre is expected at 1.51 pm.
Mumbai city and suburbs are very likely to receive few spells of moderate to heavy rainfall (1-2 cm/hr) during next 3- 4 hrs. accompanied with strongwinds reaching 60-70 kmph occasionally gusting to 80 kmph hrs. during next 3-4 hrs . Possibility of thunder/lightning in some areas— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) August 6, 2020
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has tweeted asking citizens to avoid BPT colony due to waterlogging. The civic body has also warned of a high tide expected at 1.51 pm on Thursday.
Good morning Mumbai. Request you to avoid BPT colony sky walk, as it is #waterlogged . @myBESTBus diversions at Nair Hospital & Gol Dewool while railway traffic has been restored. Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in city & suburbs with high tide at 1.51 PM #MyBMCUpdates— à¤®à¤¾à¤Âà¥Â Mumbai, à¤Âà¤ªà¤²à¥Â BMC (@mybmc) August 6, 2020
16 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been pre-positioned in Maharashtra, of which 5 are in Mumbai.
Due to the evolving situation of incessant rains, 16 teams have been pre-positioned in #Maharashtra.— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2020
5 teams in #Mumbai, 4 teams in Kolhapur, 2 teams in Sangli, and 1 team each in Satara, Thane, Palghar, Nagpur, Raigad: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
KS Hosalikar said that Mumbai, Thane and parts of Navi Mumbai recorded extremely heavy rainfall (more than 200 mm) at few places in the last 24 hours.
6 Aug rainfall updates.— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) August 6, 2020
Mumbai, Thane & parts of NM recd extremely hvy falls (more than 200mm) at few places in last 24 hrs. Rest of the places it was hvy to very hvy
Colaba 331.8 mm
Santacruz 162.3 mm
Next 24 hrs could see gradual decrease in intensity of RF in city.
Take care pic.twitter.com/c0wVn75559
In another tweet, BMC said the stagnant water in Navjivan area of Mumbai Central has completely receded and the road traffic is running smoothly.
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India Meteorological Department says Mumbai and suburbs are very likely to receive few spells of moderate to heavy rainfall during the next 3-4 hours accompanied with strong winds reaching 60-70 kmph. The possibility of thunder and lightning is also there in some areas.
BMC tweeted that the stagnant water at Hindmata has completely receded and the road traffic there is running smoothly.
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Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) said that due to heavy downpour last evening, the water logging still continues at few locations and bus operations remain affected.
Due to heavy downpour last evening the water logging still continues at few locations as such the bus operations is affected. #mumbairains #bestupdates position at 8.00 hrs 06.08.20 pic.twitter.com/Fb6QaaPZhD— BEST Bus Transport (@myBESTBus) August 6, 2020
India Meteorological Department’s Deputy Director of Meteorology KS Hosalikar said night rains reduction has been observed, but Colaba is setting up another record for August rainfall.
Mumbai Rainfall updates at 5.30 am— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) August 6, 2020
Radar image indicating intense clouds over N of Palghar. Mumbai, Thane not much clouds.
Night rains reduction observed, but Colaba is setting up another rerord for Aug RF.
Today could see reduction in day's RF. pic.twitter.com/3JZ47hPF3j
A 38-year-old man allegedly died of electrocution in an inundated area in the western suburb of Dahisar. Read More Here.
Part of the retaining wall of the ridge road at NS Patkar Marg collapsed. Traffic on both sides of the road has been halted.
Mumbai: Part of the retaining wall of the ridge road at NS Patkar Marg collapsed. Traffic on both sides of the road halted. BMC staff, fire brigade and Police present at the spot. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/HHxMAxAib3— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2020
Vihar Lake, that supplies water to Mumbai residents, is overflowing after incessant rainfall.
Maharashtra: Vihar Lake that supplies water to Mumbai residents is overflowing after incessant rainfall in the area. (05.08.2020) pic.twitter.com/CAOpwZVSrj— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2020