Mumbai Rains: City receives moderate showers, one dies after tree falls on him

Updated: Jul 08, 2020, 10:21 | Sunny Rodricks
  • As heavy rains coupled with gusty winds lashed several parts of Mumbai and its surrounding areas on Tuesday, incidents of water-logging and trees uprooting were reported from across the city.

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  • Although the weather was cloudy, several places in the city received light to moderate rains. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted 'intermittent intense' showers at isolated places in Mumbai and Thane.

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  • In photo: Huge waves hitting the city's coastline during high tide in Mumbai at Marine Drive.

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  • According to Skymet, Santacruz observatory recorded 30mm rain, whereas Colaba observatory recorded 13mm in the past 24 hours. While the Thane-Belapur Industries Association observatory recorded 74 mm rainfall while Alibaug in Raigad district recorded 54 mm of rainfall.

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  • Private weather agency Skymet said that light rains with few moderate spells will continue for the city and suburbs. However, it also said that the threat of another spell of heavy rainfall has receded at least for about one week.

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  • In photo: A young girl drenched due to heavy rains was clicked crossing the road in Malad.

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  • In an untoward incident, one person died and two others sustained injuries after a tree uprooted and fell over them while they were waiting outside an ATM at Airoli in Navi Mumbai.

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  • In photo: A group of kids was snapped by mid-day lens man as they playing cricket in an open ground at Antop Hill.

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  • In photo: A young boy selling mobile covers was seen enjoying the heavy showers in Malad.

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  • Vehicular movement came to a halt at Kandivli's SV road when a tree uprooted near a beauty shop and caused traffic jams for a few hours. While the BMC and fire brigade officials reached the spot, no casualties were reported.

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  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) took to Twitter to share a creative post, urging people to wear a raincoat or carry an umbrella along with face mask and rock the rainy day look. The BMC used the hashtag, #MustHaveAdditionToYourWardrobe to encourage Mumbaikars to wear mask at all times.

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  • In photo: BMC workers clear the garbage thrown back by the sea during high tide.

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  • The heavy rainfall caused water logging in several places of Navi Mumbai, including Juinagar area. The water-logged streets posed trouble for commuters.

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  • The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places over Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, and Goa for today. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.

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  • In photo: A group of kids playing football at a ground in Wadala during heavy rainfall.

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  • According to the IMD, Mumbai has received 928 mm rainfall this monsoon season so far, which is 26 per cent more than normal monsoon at this time of the year. KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general (western region), IMD, said there will be intense rainfall over Mumbai and surrounding areas with pauses in between.

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  • On Sunday, the Powai lake became the first lake in Mumbai to overflow after the heavy downpour over the last three days. As per BMC's report,  there were six complaints of wall or part of houses collapsing and 75 complaints of trees and branches falling from across the city on Tuesday.

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  • In photo: A couple enjoy the heavy spells of showers at Bandra's Carter Road promenade.

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  • In photo: A woman walks her dog out on the streets after heavy rainfall throughout the day.

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  • In photo: Armed with face mask and windcheater, a couple spends quality time with their child at Bandra Bandstand.

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About The Gallery

After heavy downpour for three days, the city received moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday as incidents of water-logging and trees being uprooted were reported from across the city. IMD has predicted intermittent intense showers for the next 24 hours.

(All photos/Sameer Markande, Bipin Kokate, Shadab Khan, Pradeep Dhivar and Ashish Raje)