There is likely to be further water discharge from dams if the rains continue with the same intensity. People are advised to be cautious, said PMC Disaster Management
Sykemt also stated that after heavy rains on August 4 and Gangapur dam releasing water, Godavari has been flowing above danger mark
With heavy showers lashing most of the areas of #Maharashtra on Sunday and water being released from #Gangapur #dam, the #Godavari in the region has been flowing above the #Danger mark#GodavariRiver #NashikRains #weather https://t.co/IaYD5OX28a— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) August 5, 2019
The South Central Railway also took to Twitter to post updates on train schedules pertaining to diversions, cancellations and waterlogging.
Despite a heavy rainfall warning issued, Mumbai has not seen much rain since last night. According to Indian Meteorological Department, Colaba received 12.2mm rain while Santacruz received 61.6 mm rainfall
According to an update from Central Railway on Twitter, all services are currently operational barring Ambernath-Karjat.
CR updates - 9 am - 5/8/19— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) August 5, 2019
Mumbai, Central Railway's all suburban services are operational except Ambernath to Karjat.
The devastation is on large scale in Ambernath Karjat section.
Our staff is working round the clock to restore this section too, as soon as possible.
According to reports from Skymet, there will be moderate rain spells and thundershowers in Kalyan, Thane, Bhiwandi, Matheran and Alibaug. Mumbai suburbs of Andheri, Bandra, Santacruz Goregaon will witness light rains.
Moderate spells of rain and thundershower over Alibag, #Badlapur, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Matheran, #Thane, Ulhasnagar, with light rain over Andheri, Bhandra, Goregaon,Kurla,Malad, Santacruz, Vile Parle and Ghatkoper, #Mumbai suburban during next 2-3 hours. #MumbaiRainlive #MumbaiRain— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) August 5, 2019
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation took to micro-blogging website Twitter to update citizens on rainfall for the day. In the tweet, BMC mentione intermittent and heavy rains in certain areas of the city
Weather Forecast by I.M.D at 08:00 Hours INTERMITTENT RAIN/SHOWERS WITH HEAVY FALLS LIKELY AT ISOLATED PLACES IN CITY AND SUBURBS.@IMDWeather #Monsoon2019 #MCGMUpdates #MumbaiRains #SafeMonsoon pic.twitter.com/PJJHfJOwqn— à¤®à¤¾à¤à¥ Mumbai, à¤à¤ªà¤²à¥ BMC (@mybmc) August 5, 2019
While there was a rainfall warning of Code Red earlier on Sunday, it was later reduced to Code Orange with heavy rainfall in certain parts of Mumbai. For the adjoining districts — Thane, Palghar and Raigad — there is still a Code Red for August 5
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had recorded rainfall of 19.5 mm and 9.2 mm on Sunday in Santacruz and Colaba respectively while on Saturday it was 81 mm and 37.6 mm correspondingly.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation also took to micro-bloggin website Twitter to share updates on weather forecast.
Weather Forecast by I.M.D at 02:00 Hours INTERMITTENT RAIN/SHOWERS WITH HEAVY FALLS LIKELY AT ISOLATED PLACES IN CITY AND SUBURBS. @IMDWeather #Monsoon2019 #MCGMUpdates #MumbaiRains #SafeMonsoon pic.twitter.com/yVHgypIorB— à¤®à¤¾à¤à¥ Mumbai, à¤à¤ªà¤²à¥ BMC (@mybmc) August 4, 2019
The decision to shut schools and colleges was announced by Maharashtra Directorate General of Information and Public Relations (DGIPR) late Sunday evening, after IMD issued a heavy rainfall warning
While certain railway services are operational, some have been disrupted.
CR updates - 7 am - 5/8/19— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) August 5, 2019
Mumbai, Central Railway's all suburban services are operational except Kalyan to Karjat & Titwala to Kasara.
Flash News : Services have been made operational upto Titwala now.
Will keep you updated every hour and in between too on need basis.
Putting to rest the confusion over on whether schools and colleges will be open today, the state government declared a holiday for all students in the city, suburbs and surrounding areas for August 5