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.
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:
In the past 3 hours, very heavy showers lashed Kandivali West, Borivali, Goregaon, Mira Bhayandar and nearby locations recorded over 100mm rain. Track #MumbaiRains and traffic in real-time, download #MumbaiRain app: https://t.co/AxUgRG4Z49 @MumbaiRainApp pic.twitter.com/VTAZ1MY6jD
— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) August 4, 2020
As per the @Indiametdept forecast, extremely heavy rainfall is expected in the city & suburbs today with high tide at 12.47 PM. Mumbaikars are requested not to venture out unless extremely necessary & stay away from the shore & waterlogged areas#MyBMCUpdates #mumbairain— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) August 4, 2020
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."
Trains Rescheduled due to heavy rains
01301 CSMT-KSR Bengaluru Special sch dep 08.10 hrs on 4.8.2020 is RESCHEDULED at 12.00 hrs on 4.8.2020.
02534 CSMT-Lucknow Special sch dep 08.25 hrs on 4.8.2020 is RESCHEDULED at 12.15 hrs on 4.8.2020.
Inconvenience caused is regretted.— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) August 4, 2020
Mumbai and around rain updates at 7.45 am on 4 th Aug
Colaba 220, Santacruz 254, Ram Mandir 152, Mira Road 152, Mahalaxmi 172, Vidyavihar 159 mm. Most of the stations in Thane and NM reported more than 150 mm
Trend to continue for next 48 hrs
RED ALERT IS ON FOR MUMBAI, THANE.. pic.twitter.com/BKtazHZ0Mf— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) August 4, 2020
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.