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Mumbai Rains highlights: Monsoon rains to lash the city for next 3 days, says IMD

According to the Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, Mumbai had recorded 404 mm of rains against the average of 493 mm.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 01, 2019 10:10 IST

Several areas of Mumbai woke up to heavy downpour on Saturday with the weather department predicting heavy rains for the next three days.

Today, the minimum and maximum temperatures will hover around 24 degree Celsius and 31 degree Celsius with relative humidity at 89 per cent.

According to the Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, so far Mumbai has recorded 404 mm of rains against the average of 493 mm. “The off-shore trough along the West Coast and the cyclonic circulation over east-central Arabian Sea have kept the Monsoon active to vigorous over Mumbai and nearby coastal areas of Konkan region,” the Skymet stated.

Highlights

3:03 pm IST

Portion of building collapses in Kurla West

Some portion of Sakina Manzil residential building collapsed in Kurla West today. The building is several decades old and the civic body had issued a notice as the building was in C-1 category which means it was dilapidated. The BMC had already asked to vacate the building, but some residents were still living in it as a court case was on. Luckily no one injured in the incident. Three families were living in the G+2 building and about 8-10 small shops were present. The BMC will soon pull down the building with the help of local police once everyone is vacated from the building. The incident reportedly took place at 4 am.

The BMC will soon pull down the building with the help of local police once everyone is vacated from the building. ( HT Photo )
2:26 pm IST

Intensity of rainfall to wear off by Monday in Mumbai: IMD

Intensity of rainfall is expected to wear off by Monday in Mumbai, predicted India Meteorological Department “There is very good rainfall in Mumbai in the past 24-48 hours. The monsoon is presently vigorous which is one step above the active monsoon. In the last 24 hours, all the areas of Mumbai have received rainfall of around 200 mm. Santacruz has recorded 234 mm of rain while Ghatkopar recorded the highest with 300 mm. We have decreased the level of warning issued yesterday from extremely heavy rainfall to heavy rainfall for today, it will keep decreasing after today evening for coming 24-48 hours,” said KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General (DDG), IMD Mumbai.

12:47 pm IST

Virar station platform caves in, no injuries reported

Platform number 3 at Virar station towards Dahanu side caved on Saturday morning. Repair work on the platform has started, which possibly caved in due to incessant rains. No injuries have been reported from the incident.

11:32 am IST

Two die in incidents of trees fall reported from Thane, Ambernath

Two persons died in two separate incidents of tree fall in Thane and Ambernath on Friday night. In the first incident an auto driver dued in Ambernath while two others were injured when a huge tree fell in his auto rickshaw. In the second incident a 46 year old man was electrocuted after the tree he was standing besides fell on an electric cable which in turn fell on him.

10:31 am IST

46-year-old man electrocuted in Thane

A 46-year-old man was electrocuted to death after the branch of a tree which hit an electric cable fell on him on Saturday. The incident took place near Hanuman temple in Kolbad area of Thane, officials said.

10:28 am IST

Mumbai’s water stock rises, courtesy heavy downpour

After heavy rainfall in the catchment area, Mumbai’s water stock increased from 4.9% on Friday morning to 5.3% on Saturday morning, confirmed BMC.

10:25 am IST

Matheran, Mumbai, Dahanu register highest rainfall on Saturday morning

The top six locations to receive highest rain across Maharashtra between 8.30 am on Friday and 8.30 am on Saturday are Matheran which has recorded 347 mm, Mumbai at 234.8 mm, Dahanu at 213 mm, Mahabaleshwar at 195.1 mm, Ratnagiri at 92.7 mm and Alibaug at 79.8 mm, data released by IMD shows.

10:20 am IST

3 people injured in Mumbai wall collapse

Three people were injured after part of a wall collapsed in Meenatai flower market in Dadar area on Friday. The injured have been admitted to hospital.

10:14 am IST

Mumbai records its second highest 24-hour June rainfall in a decade

Continuous overnight downpour in the Mumbai suburbs helped the city record its second highest 24-hour rainfall for June in 10 years and highest since 2015.

Over the past 10 years, the highest 24 hour June rain was recorded on June 19, 2015, at 283.4mm while the all-time high June rainfall was on June 10, 1991, at 399mm.