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Mumbai Rains Highlights: Downpour batters city; local trains, road traffic hit hard

Mumbai rains LIVE updates: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has ordered the closure of all offices and establishment, except essentials.

Mumbai is witnessing incessant rainfall since August 3. The weather department has sounded a red alert that rainfall will intensify further in the metropolis and its suburbs during the next two days. Forecasting agencies have also said that there would be the second spell of heavy rainfall this monsoon after a gap of a fortnight.

Private forecaster, Skymet Weather, has advised Mumbaikars to avoid going out on August 4 and 5. "The intensity of the rainfall will start decreasing from August 6," it said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has advised fishermen to not venture deep into the Bay of Bengal till August 6 as surface winds with speeds up to 50 kmph will make the sea conditions very rough.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has ordered the closure of all offices and establishment, except essentials. It has issued suitable warnings and advisories to all coastal security agencies, disaster management department and Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). The body has requested people to stay indoors unless extremely necessary.

Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for all the latest updates on Mumbai rains:

Rainfall has also caused waterlogging at Hindmata, Dadar TT, Sakkar Panchayat, SIES College, Goel Deul, Bhendi Bazar Junction, JJ Junction, Thakurdwar Naka, Shanmukhananda Hall, Shaikh Mistri Dargah Road, Postal Colony, the BMC said.

According to Central Railway update, suburban services on the main line and Harbour line will remain suspended due to waterlogging. 

"Due to high tide resulting in waterlogging at Vadala and Parel, suburban services are suspended on main line and harbour line. However, shuttle services are running between Vashi and Panvel, Thane and Kalyan-beyond. No suburban trains are being held up in stations. Down mail/express trains are being rescheduled," Shivaji Sutar, Central Railway CPRO has said.

Deputy Director-General, IMD Mumbai, KS Hosalikar said, "In the last three hours, Mumbai and neighbouring areas have received very intense rainfall. Mumbai is now on Red Alert, with possibilities of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places."

Heavy-to-very heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely to lash many parts of Madhya Pradesh, too, where the monsoon activity has remained subdued so far.

In north India, sultry weather prevailed in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana as the monsoon trough, which was active over the region last week, shifted southwards.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in Assam improved on August 4 as the water receded from many areas, though one more person lost his life in the deluge. This year, floods and landslides have damaged roads and other infrastructure at several places and claimed 136 lives in Assam, according to official estimates.

The number of flood-hit people decreased by 4.65 lakh since Sunday but around 3.89 lakh people in 17 districts are still affected, the Assam government said in a bulletin.

The Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark at Dhubri town, Nimatighat in Jorhat and Tezpur in Sonitpur districts. Its tributaries Dhansiri, Jia Bharali and Kopili are also flowing above the danger level.
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  • August 04, 2020 06:28 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE updates: NDRF team recovers the body of another female, who fell into a drain after her room collapsed in a residential chawl at Agripada in Dhobighat area of Santacruz. 2 dead, 1 girl rescued so far. Search operation underway to find the missing 7-year old girl.

  • August 04, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE updates | Woman, two children swept away in flooded drain in Mumbai

    A 35-year-old woman and her two children were swept away in a swollen nullah after their house collapsed due to heavy rainfall in suburban Santacruz in Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, an official said.

    The incident took place at around 11.30 am in Dhobighat locality, where a ground plus one-storey house attached to a nullah collapsed as rains lashed the area, the official from the fire brigade said.

    A woman and her three children, aged between one to seven years, fell into the flooded nullah and were swept away, he said. While the police managed to rescue a two-year-old girl before the fire brigade arrived at around 12:15 pm, a search is underway for the woman and her two other children..

    At least two fire engines, an ambulance, NDRF and other rescue teams have been pressed into service.

    – With PTI inputs

  • August 04, 2020 05:49 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE updates: Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray visits Matunga, King's Circle and Dadar; takes stock of the situation.

  • August 04, 2020 05:41 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE updates | Boat capsizes off Gorai coast, 11 saved, 2 missing

    Twofishermen are missing while 11 were rescued after a boat capsized some 12 kilometres off Gorai beach in north Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

    The boat, Lucky Stat, with 13 fishermen on board, got caught in heavy rains and capsized, a Gorai police station official said.

    "Men from another boat in the vicinity jumped in and managed to rescue 11 of the 13 on board Lucky Stat. However, two are still missing and search operations are continuing for them. The vessel has also not been found," he informed.

    Senior Inspector Sanjay Narkar of Gorai police station said the BMC's disaster management department, fire brigade personnel and policemen are involved in rescue operations.

    The boat had left from Gorai on Saturday with a week's provisions but were making their back to the shore on Tuesday when the mishap occurred.

    –With inputs from PTI

  • August 04, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE updates | Met Dept: Observed rainfall during past 3 hrs in Mumbai region:

    # Colaba – 6 mm
    # Santacruz –19 mm
    #Thane  – 16 mm

    Intense to very intense rainfall likely to continue in many parts of Mumbai during next 3 hours.

  • August 04, 2020 03:47 PM IST

    Mumbai Rain LIVE updates | The debris from the landslide at Malad, Western Express Highway has been cleared. Traffic from both sides is running smoothly from north bound carriageway. Ward machinery has been deployed on site. 

  • August 04, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    Mumbai Rain LIVE updates | Other than Mumbai, IMD issues rainfall forecast till 8 August, for Coastal Karnataka, North Interior Karnataka & South Interior Karnataka. Red alert issued in Coastal Karnataka today- rainfall very likely at most places with heavy to extremely very heavy rainfall at isolated places (all districts)

  • August 04, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Mumbai Rain LIVE updates | One team of NDRF moved for operations at 14.40 hrs after rooms of a residential chawl collapsed at Agripada, in Dhobighat area of Santa Cruz, Mumbai: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

  • August 04, 2020 03:18 PM IST

    Mumbai Rain LIVE updates | A portion of road collapsed at Rajendra Nagar, Borivali(E) on Tuesday. However no casualties have been reported.

  • August 04, 2020 03:03 PM IST

    Mumbai Rain LIVE updates | Unknown cargo ship spotted in Walkeshwar.

      Mumbai Rain LIVE updates  | Unknown cargo ship spotted in Walkeshwar.