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Mumbai Rains Highlights: Air force launches chopper to rescue 35 villagers in Thane

Mumbai Rains Highlights: Flood alert has been issued in several parts of Thane. Normal life has come to a standstill as maximum city grapples with severe monsoon.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 04, 2019 23:28 IST
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Incessant rains has thrown Mumbai out of gear as waterlogged roads and cancelled trains have brought normal life to a halt. Flood alert has been issued in Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Badlapur. These areas are still recovering from the impact of the rains from the past week. Santa Cruz has already recorded 173 mm of rainfall overnight. Colaba has recorded over 100 mm of rainfall until now, according to Skymet Weather. Indian Meteorological Department has also said that isolated extremely heavy rainfall will batter Madhya Maharashtra. Waterlogged roads at Sion, Ghodbunder Road, Dombivli has affected residents. Central Railways has cancelled 8 trains and terminated three trains due to waterlogging, boulders on railways tracks and incessant rains. Catch all the major updates here:

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2:51 PM IST

BMC’s solid waste management team reaches Marine Drive

As high tide hits the coast, it is expected that the huge waves will bring along with it waste from the sea.

2:29 PM IST

Indian Air Force launches rescue operation

Air Force is deploying a helicopter to rescue 35 residents from a village in Thane.

2:23 PM IST

IMD says heavy to very heavy rainfall to lash city

The weather body said that city and the suburbs will heavy to very heavy rainfall in a tweet.

12:47 PM IST

Updated list of trains cancelled and diverted due to rains

5 trains have been cancelled as boulders fell in the tracks in the south-east ghats.

12:46 PM IST

Mithi river swells, more than 400 people evacuated

400 people living around Mithi river evacuated and sent to nearby schools, as the river water swells to dangerous levels.

12:43 PM IST

Train services resume from Kalyan to Thane

Train services from CSMT to Thane currently remain suspended.

People walk on railway track between Tilak Nagar and Kurla in Mumbai. ( KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTOS )
12:36 PM IST

Mumbai Police issues safety alerts for specific areas

Mumbai Police issues waterlogging alert for 25 locations.

11:40 AM IST

Mumbai Police posts special message for Mumbaikars on Friendship Day

Mumbai Police in a tweet saluted the spirit of the maximum city’s residents and police officials who braved the weather to help out fellow Mumbaikars.

11:30 AM IST

Landslide injures four in Goregaon

According to BMC four people are injured in Goregaon due to a landslide.

11:10 AM IST

Water recedes at Wadala and Goregaon, says BMC

Oberoi mall, Matunga labour camp see receding water levels, said BMC in a tweet.

10:54 AM IST

Dadar and Ghatkopar received lowest rainfall this monsoon, says IMD

Here is the amount of rainfall received by Mumbai (location-wise) until now, according to IMD data. Malad and Mulund West continue to receive high amounts of rainfall.

Location-wise data for Mumbai rains. ( IMD )
10:49 AM IST

Flood alert sounded in parts of Ulhasnagar and Badlapur

Flood alerts given out in areas of Ambernath, Badlapur, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Murbad among others. Civic authorities are trying hard to minimise the effect of the rains which has taken a toll on Ulhasnagar’s civic properties.

10:46 AM IST

Power cuts hit parts of Thane

Severe waterlogging has led to power cuts in Titwala, Manda, Varap, Badlapur and some areas of Kalyan.

10:42 AM IST

Signs of respite for Mumbaikars as monsoon conditions to shift

Private weather forecasting agency Skymet said non-continuous showers were expected through Sunday and rain intensity would reduce from Monday.

“Rain bearing weather systems are likely to die down by Sunday evening resulting in reduced rain activity from Monday onwards up till August 9 for Mumbai as the monsoon conditions will shift to south Konkan and interior Maharashtra,” said Mahesh Palawat, vice president (meteorology and climate change), Skymet.

Earlier today water was released from the Barvi Dam due to heavy rains.

Water being released from Barvi dam since morning due to heavy rainfall. ( SOURCED )
10:32 AM IST

Extreme rainfall events led to new rainfall record for Mumbai

Last monsoon, Mumbai recorded 2,239.6mm rain over four months, which was 77.6mm less than the season’s average. In 2017, the city had recorded 3,029.9mm rain, highest in six years.

Over the last 48 hours, Mumbai received 337.9mm rain, which helped the city surpass the milestone. Earlier this season, two extremely heavy rain days July 1 and 2 when 375.2mm was recorded in 24 hours and 219.2mm from July 26 to July 27 were ‘extreme rainfall’ events that helped surpass the season’s total.

10:25 AM IST

Local services suspended between CSMT and Kalyan

Entire train services on central railways slow and fast railway corridor of mainline has been suspended. Few trains were operated between Kalyan and Kasara railway stations but have been stopped since morning.

10:21 AM IST

Mumbai rains cross season average with two months to go

The southwest monsoon spans across four months for Mumbai (June - September), which means excess rainfall will continue for the remainder of the season.

The Mumbai suburbs weather observatory recorded 204mm over 24 hours (8.30am Saturday to 8.30am Sunday) taking the tally for the season to 2,374.2mm against the seasonal average of 2,317.2mm.

Waterlogging at Kannamwar Nagar, Vikhroli in Mumbai ( Pratik Chorge/HT )
10:14 AM IST

Flights diverted from Mumbai airport

‘There have been six go arounds and two flight diversions at Mumbai airport’, says Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) spokesperson.

10:08 AM IST

Thane Railway Station faces severe waterlogging

Thane has also broken its ten years record as it received 283.55mm of rainfall in the last twenty four hours. The total rainfall this year is 2689.33 mm which has crossed last year’s rainfall of 2688.33 mm. Water logging was reported from 64 areas across the city while 31 tree fell in different parts of the city.

10:04 AM IST

Navi Mumbai battered by heavy rains

Water logging on Sion Panvel Highway Service Road at Turbhe.

Heavy rains battered Navi Mumbai on Sunday morning. ( HT PHOTO/Bacchan Kumar )
9:57 AM IST

High tide timings released by Skymet

High tide to hit the coast at 2:30 pm in the afternoon.

9:37 AM IST

Locals in Kalyan suffer due to intense waterlogging

Residents of Khadegolavli from Kalyan East brave the heavy rains.

Kalyan residents brave the incessant rains. ( Rishikesh Choudhary/HT PHOTO )
9:35 AM IST

Local trains from Churchgate are operational

Western Railway has also suspended train services between Vasai and Virar railway stations due to waterlogging. Local trains between Churchgate and Vasai Road and Virar and Dahanu Road are operational.

9:33 AM IST

Central Railway services slow down

Entire train services on central railways slow and fast railway corridor of mainline has been suspended. Few trains were operated between Kalyan and Kasara railway stations but have been stopped now.

9:31 AM IST

Virar to Vasai railway services resumed

Train services have been resumed between Virar and Vasai railway stations on the slow railway line. Due to water logging train are being operated with speed restrictions.

9:27 AM IST

High tide up to 4.5 metres predicted, locals asked to stay indoors

The weather bureau said intense rain activity was likely to continue through Sunday based on latest radar and satellite images. “Rainfall varied across south Mumbai with most areas receiving 100mm while parts of the suburbs recorded over 250mm. Strong westerly winds and heavy showers will continue on Sunday under the influence of weather systems being activated along the west coast due to a low pressure formation over northwest Bay of Bengal,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

9: 15 AM IST

Thane records 342.2 mm over the past 24 hours

Rain over last 24 hours (Saturday 8.30am to Sunday 8.30am)

Mumbai suburbs - Rain data for Santacruz not available since trains are shut, no IMD officials are present at the observatory to take readings

South Mumbai - 142mm

Alibaug- 410.9mm

Thane - 342.2mm

Malegaon - 373mm

Harnai - 102.6mm

Ratnagiri - 153.6mm

Mahabaleshwar - 305.8mm

Water logging near Vandana cinema in Thane. ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photos )
9:00 AM IST

Central Railways cancels 8 trains due to waterlogging

Central Railways in a tweet told passengers that several trains.