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Mumbai rains highlights: Monsoon brings city to halt; waterlogging disrupts traffic

The southwest monsoon hit Mumbai on Saturday, throwing transportation services out of gear due to heavy rains. Here are the live updates of the weather in the city.

mumbai Updated: Jun 09, 2018 23:52 IST
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People wade through a water logged street following heavy monsoon showers in Mumbai on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
People wade through a water logged street following heavy monsoon showers in Mumbai on Saturday, June 9, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Mumbai received heavy rainfall on Saturday following the onset of the southwest monsoon. Waterlogged roads disrupted traffic in the city, local train services slowed down and flights were delayed by the rains.

Rains reached Maharashtra on Friday morning, and covered Mumbai on Saturday, the Meteorological Department (IMD) said, while warning of heavy rainfall in the city over nest few days in its weather updates

Advisories have been issued across the city to ensure quick response to emergencies and avoid casualties.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cancelled leaves of all senior officials, including deputy municipal commissioners, assistant commissioners and heads of departments.

In July 2005, large parts of Mumbai were flooded and scores lost their lives when the city recorded 900mm of rainfall in 24 hours.

Photos: Southwest monsoon brings Mumbai at halt, leaving roads waterlogged

Here are the live updates:

9:06pm: IMD has forecast heavy rains with thundershowers in the city and suburbs over the next 48 hours, with isolated extreme heavy rainfall in some areas till Monday: PTI

9:00pm: The BMC said despite the heavy rains, flooding was prevented in even the most flood-prone zones in the city because of corrective works carried out in 120 areas: PTI

8:30pm: Mazagaon in south Mumbai - received a whopping 120 mm rains, resulting in flooding in the residential and commercial zones there.

7:57pm: More than 3,000 civic employees were out on the streets monitoring the situation, says BMC: PTI

7:55pm: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Deputy Municipal Commissioner Kishore Kshirsagar told PTI that areas like Hindmata, Dharavi and Parel received more than 100mm of rainfall, resulting in water-logging.

6:28pm: Maximum temperature in Mumbai drops 5 degrees Celsius below normal.

6:25pm: Rainfall recorded between 8.30am and 5.30pm in south Mumbai was 49mm and in suburbs it was 26.4mm.

4:44pm: A fisherman died in Thane after he was struck by lightning, reports PTI.

4:38pm: Locals from Hindmata area say ‘BMC should have cleaned the drains earlier, since they had not done anything public are facing problems now, reports ANI.

Water-logged street in Hindmata area. (ANI Photo)

4:35pm: There are no flight diversions or cancellations. The flights have been delayed by 15-20 minutes,says Mumbai International airport: ANI

4:14pm: We will continue to maintain services even if overall rainfall for the day reaches 200mm by tonight, says Chief public relations officer, Central Railway: ANI 

3:42pm: Traffic is jammed on Kapurbawdi GB Road.

3:40pm: Mumbai’s Andheri area inundated by monsoon rains. Locals complain that the government has taken no action to improve things, ANI reports.

2:44pm: Traffic moves at slow pace at Western Express Highway in Goregaon.

2:08pm: Waterlogging at Gandhi market (in picture).

Gandhi market area in Mumbai on Saturday. (HT)

2:04pm: Between 10.30pm on Friday night and 8.30am on Saturday, south Mumbai recorded 38.2mm, and the suburbs 37mm. However, location wise rainfall data indicated the intensity was highest at Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road followed by Powai in the suburbs.

1:37pm: ‘We are expecting heavy rainfall to continue over Mumbai and Konkan region for the next two days. We have issued warnings of heavy rainfall to all agencies and fishermen,” says Ajay Kumar, India Meteorological Department official.

12:45pm: Disaster management unit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai shares information on the routes diverted:

12:40pm: “There was a case of wall debris falling on tracks this morning on Down slow line. The debris were removed immediately and for some time, trains on Down slow line were diverted to the fast line,” Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer of Central Railway, tells PTI.

There is nothing to panic about and commuters are advised not to fall prey to rumours, he adds.

12:33pm: Multiple flights delayed at Mumbai airport.

12:20pm: The trains on Central Railways suburban are running with delay of 10-12 minutes. There is no cancellation at present, says CPRO Central Railways: ANI.

12:15pm: Mahim area water-logged due to heavy rainfall.

11:49am: Rainfall between 8.30 am-11.30 am: South Mumbai received 18mm while suburb areas received 4.4mm.

11:24am: Despite heavy rains in South Mumbai and suburbs, Western Railway’s suburban services are running normal.

11:15am: Wall debris fell on railway track early morning on main line (DN slow) heading towards Kalyan and a tree fell in early morning. The local trains on the main line are running with a delay of 10 minutes: Chief public relation officer, Central Railway,Sunil Udasi.

11:04am: IMD declares onset of monsoon over Mumbai, Thane and some more parts of Maharashtra.

10:53am: The forecast for Saturday says Mumbai and its suburbs will receive intermittent rain and thundershowers.Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at many places, with isolated extremely heavy rainfall at a few locations. Intensity expected to reduce by Sunday.

10:50am: As of 8:30 am this morning, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link road received the most rainfall (138mm) in the city. Worli received the least (22mm).

10:49am: South Mumbai received 38.2mm of rainfall while the suburbs received 37mm between 10:30pm on Friday night and this morning.

10:13 am: No rain in the city since 6 am.

10:00 am: An Emirates and Etihad flight have been diverted due to bad weather. However, no flights have been cancelled.

8:43am: Mumbai wakes up to a cloudy Saturday. The city received rainfall early on Saturday morning.

8:10am: As a part of precautionary measures, civic officials are getting trees trimmed across the city to minimise damage from fallen branches.

A civic employee cuts branches off a tree at Vashi in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

8am: Heavy rains lashed parts of Maharashtra over night. Thane’s Kausa area gets water-logged due the downpour.