Mumbai rains: Intense downpour on Saturday leaves city waterlogged; more rains predicted on Sunday

Updated: Jul 05, 2020, 11:51 | Sunny Rodricks
  • After scanty rainfall in June, heavy rains finally hit Mumbai as the city received continuous downpour on Saturday after a steady spell on Friday

    In photo: A police personnel on a bike near Sena Bhavan in Dadar.

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  • Mumbai and its adjoining area received continuous downpour of rainfall throughout the day. While the city has been witnessing rainfall since the intervening night of Friday, it only turned to very heavy rainfall and remained steady through Saturday.

    In photo: A man with face mask and windcheater crosses the road in Wadala.

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  • In photo: High waves pound the city's coastline at Mahim chowpatty.

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  • On the wee hours of Saturday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation took to Twitter to inform citizens about a high tide alert of 4.57 metres. In its warning, the civic body also urged citizens stay away from the sea shore and coastline areas.

    In photo: A man attempts to protect himself from heavy rains under a damaged umbrella.

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  • While the India Meteorological Department has predicted extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai for the next 48 hours, the weather agency also issued a five days multihazard weather warnings for India.

    In photo: Droplets of water falling from BEST bus amid heavy rainfall.

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  • IMD's Mumbai centre deputy director general K S Hosalikar said that Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane received very intense spells of rainfall on Saturday. While Thane recorded 200 mm of rainfall, Borivli recorded 170 mm and Mumbai City 70 to 80 mm of rainfall.

    In photo: Bikes and cars wade through water-logged streets of Mumbai.

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  • The continuous downpour led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas including Hindmata, Wadala, Sion, King Circle and Andheri Subway. The civic body deployed staff at Andheri subway to address the issue of water logging due to heavy rain in Mumbai.

    In photo: A police constable captures photos of the sea on his phone as heavy rains lash the city.

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  • In photo: A woman donning face mask crosses the street amid heavy downpour in the city.

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  • On Friday late evening, weather agency IMD issued a red alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri over the next 24 hours. IMD stated that heavy to very heavy rainfall was likely on Saturday in many places in Palghar, Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.

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  • In wake of the weather forecast for Mumbai, the city police took to Twitter and urged citizens to not to venture out of their homes and take necessary precautions.

    In photo: Vehicles on Mumbai's roads as rains batter the city

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  • In photo: Resident of South Mumbai near Rajabai Tower gather at Oval Maidan with their pets to enjoy the rainfall amid lockdown in the city.

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  • While heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai's Thane city, two incidents of wall collapse were reported. A 12-feet wall collapsed near Khetale Garden in Hajuri area, while a six-feet wall in Azad Nagar crashed due to heavy downpour. No casualties were reported.

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  • In photo: A scrap dealer uses a plastic bag to cover his head from the heavy showers in Mumbai.

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  • Armed with face masks and umbrellas, many citizens braved the intense spells of heavy rainfall and the global pandemic to step out of their houses.

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  • In photo: A young boy crosses the road as the city welcomed its first continuous spell of showers on Saturday.

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  • In photo: Young bikers were clicked enjoying rains as the city received over 100 mm of rainfall on Saturday.

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  • In photo: A man armed with a face mask and an umbrella at Dhobi Talao in South Mumbai 

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  • A yellow alert has been issued for parts of Mumbai and Thane for Sunday

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  • Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday took review of the city's monsoon preparedness. The CM has decided to deploy a squad to take care of the potholes. 

    In photo: People cross the road at at metro Junction near Dhobi Talao in South Mumbai.

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  • Despite the continuous heavy downpour in Mumbai, BEST buses were seen plying on the city roads

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  • In photo: A cyclist makes his way through heavy traffic as heavy showers lash Mumbai

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  • In photo: A water-logged railway tracks at Thane staion as a Mumbai local train arrives

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  • Despite civic body's claim on monsoon preparedness, many low-lying areas in the city were waterlogged for hours.

     

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  • In photo: Lifeguards at Dadar chowpatty monitor the beach

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  • The weather bureau has issued high tide warning on Sunday in Mumbai at 12.23 pm today as BMC has requested people to stay away from the coast

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After a dry spell in June, Mumbai finally received intense spells of rainfall on Saturday with water-logging reported from several parts of the city's low lying areas. The weather bureau has issued warning of severe rainfall on Sunday.

(All Photos/Ashish Rane, Atul Kamble, Suresh Karkera, Bipin Kokate, Sameer Markande, Ashish Raje)