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June 12, 2021 / 09:32 PM IST

Mumbai Rains Highlights: Mumbai's Powai lake overflows due to heavy rains

Mumbai Rains Highlights: IMD has issued a warning for Palghar, Thane and Raigad, saying that widespread rains with heavy to very heavy showers are likely to continue from June 10-15.

Mumbai Rains Highlights: Heavy rains continues to lash Mumbai bringing the city to a halt. A BMC statement said the flood rescue squads from the fire brigade had been deployed in six control rooms, while the storm water drain department had checked and verified the working at all six pumping stations as well as that of the pump sets installed in several flood=prone parts of the city.
The civic statement also said an NDRF team has been stationed at the Kranti Nagar bank of Mithi river, with 'L' Ward officials being told to monitor the situation in the area continuously and make arrangements to shift people if the water level rises. Several parts of the financial capital were inundated adding to commuters' woes. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for more updates
  • June 12, 2021 / 09:33 PM IST

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  • June 12, 2021 / 07:48 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | Mumbai's Powai lake overflows due to heavy rains

    As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas over the last few days, Powai lake in the eastern suburbs started overflowing on Saturday afternoon, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The water from the lake, which has a storage capacity of 545 crore litres, is used for industrial purposes and it flows into Mithi river. According to the BMC, the lake had last overflowed on July 5, 2020, during last year's monsoon season. When the lake is full, the water area is around 2.23 sq km, while the catchment area is 6.61 sq km, it was stated. Mumbai has been receiving heavy rainfall since the last few days, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the city on Sunday and orange alert for June 14 (Monday). After the IMD's forecast, the BMC also issued a "high alert" to all the agencies considering "very heavy rainfall" in the next two days.

  • June 12, 2021 / 06:06 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | Heavy rains lash the Maximum city, services hit due to water-logging

    With heavy rains lashing Mumbai, the metropolitan city's movements have halted. BMC has deployed flood rescue squads from the fire brigade in six control rooms, while the storm water drain department had checked and verified the working at all six pumping stations. Incidents of water-logging have been reported in several areas. See some photos from the city today, here

  • June 12, 2021 / 05:07 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | Rains lash most parts of Raigad; Mhasala records 100 mm showers

    Maharashtra's Raigad district received an average of 54 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ending Saturday morning, with Mhasala recording the highest 100 mm showers, an official said. The district administration has issued a red alert in the region warning people of heavy rains, he said. Last year, the average rainfall recorded by the district till June 12 was 238mm, while this year, it has risen to 311mm, the official said. Shrivardhan taluka received 80 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period, followed by Uran with 76 mm, Murud with 71 mm, while the hill station of Matheran recorded 56 mm showers, it was stated.

  • June 12, 2021 / 02:48 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | Heavy rains lash Mumbai; train, bus services hit due to water-logging

    Heavy rains, coupled with thunderstorm and strong winds, lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Saturday, leading to disruption of train and bus services as tracks and roads got waterlogged at several locations, officials said. A Central Railway spokesperson said the suburban train services between Dadar and Kurla stations on the main line were suspended after the water rose above the track level, while a Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) official said that several of its buses had to be diverted due to water-logging at some points. 

    At 10 am on Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a thunderstorm warning for a few districts in Konkan region, including Mumbai, for the next three hours from that time. 

  • June 12, 2021 / 02:34 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | Train services resumed on slow line between Dadar-Kurla section at 1.15 pm, says Central Railway (ANI)

  • June 12, 2021 / 02:09 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | In North India including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Southwest monsoon will arrive by June 14-15. It has already advanced into remaining parts of NW Bay of Bengal, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand & Bihar today. Tomorrow it will cover UP & MP: RK Jenamani, senior scientist, IMD

  • June 12, 2021 / 01:10 PM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | Central Railway suspends local trains between Dadar-Kurla due to rising water level on tracks; trains running smoothly on other sections (ANI)

  • June 12, 2021 / 12:09 PM IST

     Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | BMC: Heavy rain is expected today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Please avoid going out, and don't go to the beach.

  • June 12, 2021 / 11:37 AM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | On Saturday morning, rains took a break in most parts of the city and suburbs. No major water logging was reported in the low-lying areas. The flow of traffic on the city roads is smooth, a BMC official told PTI. According to the BMC, a high tide of 4.34 metres is expected at 1.32 pm and a low tide of 1.89 metres at 7.27 pm on Saturday. The south-west monsoon had arrived in the city with a bang on Wednesday as heavy rains caused flooding on roads and rail tracks, disrupting suburban train services. The first rains of this year's monsoon season in Mumbai had also caused water-logging in various parts of the city on that day. 

  • June 12, 2021 / 11:22 AM IST

    Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates | A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said that the island city recorded an average rainfall of 79.66 mm, while the western and eastern suburbs received 92.68 mm and 89.30 mm rainfall, respectively, in the last 24-hours ending 8 am on Saturday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), rainfall between 65 to 115 mm in 24 hours is termed as "heavy", 115 to 204 mm as "very heavy" and above 204 mm in 24 hours is considered "extremely heavy".

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