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Mumbai rains updates: Suburban rail network to maintain services despite heavy rain, say authorities
  • 11:31 (IST)

    Fishermen advised to not venture into Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal

    The IMd has advised fishermen to not venture into eastcentral, westcentral and southwest Arabian Sea, Odisha and West Bengal coasts and north Bay of Bengal  at least till 11 as sea condition is expected to be "rough to very rough".

  • 11:26 (IST)

    Moderate to heavy showers expected in parts of Maharashtra, Goa 

    The rainfall activity over interior parts of peninsular India is very likely to reduce substantially from 12 June, according to the IMD.

    According to private weather forecast agency Skymet Weather, an off trough is currently running along the west coast from Maharashtra to Kerala, while another trough is running from east Uttar Pradesh to Telangana across Vidarbha. This could result in "moderate to heavy showers" over Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Konkan and Goa including Mumbai for the next 24 hours from Saturday.

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  • 11:23 (IST)

    Forecast for Sunday: Heavy rains over the south Konkan region and Goa

    "Heavy to very heavy" rains are likely at isolated places over north Konkan, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Vidarbha and Gangetic West Bengal, while a few places over coastal Karnataka and isolated places over Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Meghalaya, Odisha, south-central Maharashtra, south interior Karnataka and Kerala, Madhya Pradesh are likely to experience heavy rainfall.

    Squally winds speed reaching 40­-50 kilometres per hour gusting to 60 kilometres per hour are verly likely along and off Kerala­, Karnataka­, and Maharashtra coasts, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and also over Odisha and West Bengal coasts and the north Bay of Bengal.

  • 11:18 (IST)

    Updates begin for 10 June, Sunday

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Waterlogging reported at 11 spots in the city: BMC

    The BMC disaster control room said that waterlogging has been reported at 11 spots in the city, according to The Times of India. It added that 3,000 BMC personnel have been pressed into service.

  • 17:09 (IST)

    Roads waterlogged in Byculla

    Input by Nimish Sawant/Firstpost

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Coastal Maharashtra receives heavy rainfall 

    The coastal districts of Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane and Palghar also received heavy rains as the monsoon spread across the state bringing relief from the sultry heat experienced in the past few weeks. Latur city in Maharashtra's Marathwada region also received plentiful showers.  

  • 16:55 (IST)

    Six people injured as buildings cave in due to heavy rain

    News agency IANS reported that at least two firemen were injured when a portion of a dilapidated building on fire suddenly crashed in south Mumbai's Fort area earlier in the day. Besides this, four persons sustained minor injuries when the roof of a four-storeyed building Munji House crashed at Prabhadevi in central Mumbai late on Friday.

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Two persons killed in weather-related incidents after Monsoon arrives in Mumbai

    As the monsoon officially arrived in Mumbai on Saturday and hit the city and other parts of Maharashtra with full fury, there were reports of two persons being killed in weather-related incidents. 

    There were at least two incidents of building crashes in the city as water-logging was reported from several parts and in adjoining Thane, one person was electrocuted and another was killed due to a lightning strike, IANS reported. 

  • 16:46 (IST)

    Meanwhile... Heavy rains lash Latur city in Marathwada region

  • 16:43 (IST)

    No flight diversions or cancellations but delay of 15-20 minutes can't be ruled out, says MAIL

    The Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) has clarified that so far thesituation does not warrant cancillation or diversion of any flights scheduled to arrive or depart from the airport. They, however, said that some flights could be delayed by 15-20 minutes, ANI reported. 

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Residents of Hindmata face water-logging due to clogged drains, blame BMC's mismanagement 

  • 16:36 (IST)

    Traffic update: People complain of water-logging, traffic snags in Kurla West area of Mumbai

  • 16:20 (IST)

    Central Railway to continue services 'even if overall rainfall reaches 200 mm'

    "We will continue to maintain services even if overall rainfall for the day reaches 200 mm by tonight," said chief public relations officer, Central Railway.

  • 16:17 (IST)

    South Mumbai experienced 33.10 mm rains till 12 pm: BMC

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said south Mumbai experienced 33.10 mm rains while the suburbs notched 33.80 mm rains till noon.

  • 16:13 (IST)

    IMD predicts heavy rains with thundershowers over the next 48 hours

    The Indian Meteorological Department 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.

    Flights at the Mumbai airport were affected, with Jet Airways announcing delays of around 40 minutes for departures and 20 minutes for arrivals due to congestion and bad weather till 3 pm. - IANS

  • 16:05 (IST)

    IN PICTURE: Waterlogged street at King's Circle after heavy rains in Mumbai

    Image credit: PTI

  • 15:55 (IST)

    Santacruz observatory reports heavy rains with visibility dropping to 1,000 metres: Skymet Weather

  • 15:51 (IST)

    Waterlogging reported in low-lying areas

  • 15:43 (IST)

    Streets waterlogged in Andheri as well

    As heavy rains continue in Mumbai, reports of waterlogging have also emerged from Andheri. Locals told ANI, "this has become a routine now. It is next to impossible to travel on the roads. No government has taken any action to solve this persistent problem."

  • 15:30 (IST)

    Waterlogging in Byculla

    Input by Nimish Sawant/Firstpost

  • 15:26 (IST)

    Visuals from Motishah Road, Byculla

    Image credit: Nimish Sawant/Firstpost

  • 15:10 (IST)

    Heavy rainfall expected till 11 June: IMD

    According to the IMD, heavy rainfall is expected till 11 June, reported ANI. IMD further said that southwest monsoon reached Mumbai on 9 June, one day before the anticipated date of 10 June.

  • 14:44 (IST)

    Rains affect traffic in Mahim and other parts of Mumbai

  • 14:36 (IST)

    Navy personnel on standby in several parts of Mumbai

    Indian Navy personnel are on standby in several parts of the city. They will be deployed in Colaba, Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay, Malad for flood rescue if required, a BMC release had said.

  • 14:31 (IST)

    Severe waterlogging reported in parts of Mumbai

    As downpour continues in Mumbai, waterlogging has been reported in several areas, including Mahim. According to India Today, waterlogging reports have also come in from Hindmata, Sion Road No 24, King's Circle and Dadar circle.

  • 14:21 (IST)

    No respite from rains till 4 pm in Mumbai

    According to the met department, no respite from rains is expected till 4 pm in Mumbai.

  • 14:14 (IST)

    NDRF teams deployed at several junctions

    National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed at various junctions, including at Hindmata, which is the worst-hit, according to News18. While two flights have reportedly been cancelled due to bad weather, there are reports of several others being delayed

  • 13:56 (IST)

    Harbour Line trains halted due to Mumbai rains, reports CNN-News18

  • 13:44 (IST)

    Visuals of waterlogging in Mahim

  • 13:37 (IST)

    Heavy rainfall to continue over Mumbai, Konkan regions for next two days

    "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 fishermenm" said India Meteorological Department official Ajay Kumar. 

  • 13:28 (IST)

    Several Jet Airways flights to experience delay of 20-40 minutes till 3 pm

  • 13:14 (IST)

    Visuals of heavy rainfall in Mumbai

  • 12:49 (IST)

    IMD declares onset of monsoon over Mumbai

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today declared the onset of the monsoon over Mumbai, the adjoining Thane-Konkan areas, Ahmednagar, Parbhani and other parts of Maharashtra.

  • 12:48 (IST)

    'Heavy to very heavy rainfall' recorded in Mumbai suburbs till 8.30 am

    "Heavy to very heavy rainfall was recorded in the suburbs till 8.30 am today," IMD Deputy Director KS Hosalikar told PTI.

  • 12:22 (IST)

    Trains on Central Railway line delayed by 10-12 minutes

    The trains on Central Railway suburban are running with delay of 10-12 minutes due to the rains, reported ANI. "There is no cancellation at present," said CPRO Central Railway. 

  • 12:17 (IST)

    Flights delayed from Mumbai

    Due to heavy rains across Mumbai, two flights, that were scheduled to depart between 12 pm and 1 pm, have been, as per the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The flights delayed are: 6E 6939 to Bengaluru and 6E 168 to New Delhi. 

  • 12:06 (IST)

    Despite heavy downpour, Western Railway trains running on time

    As heavy showers continue to lash the city, Western Railway said despite the rains, train services are running smoothly

  • 12:04 (IST)

    Colaba registers 18 mm rainfall between 8.30-11.30 am, Santacruz 4.4 mm

    Between 8.30 am and 11.30 am on Saturday morning, the Colaba observatory recorded 18 mm of rainfall while the Santacruz observatory registered 4.4 mm, said IMD Mumbai. Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai, with waterlogging reported in areas such as Mahim. 

  • 12:00 (IST)

    Heavy rains lash Mumbai, waterlogging in several areas

  • 11:53 (IST)

    Visuals from Marine Drive as rains lash parts of Mumbai
     

  • 11:50 (IST)

    Rains continue in Mumbai

  • 11:39 (IST)

    Rainfall intensity likely to decrease by Sunday

    Mumbai is expected to witness moderate to heavy showers on Saturday however, according to Skymet Weather, the rainfall intensity is expected to reduce by Sunday.

  • 11:30 (IST)

    Central Railway trains slightly delayed

    The Central Railway trains between Sion and Matunga are slightly delayed because of the rains, according to DNA.

  • 11:09 (IST)

    Mulund registers maximum rainfall till 3 am on Saturday at 60 mm

  • 11:03 (IST)

    Heavy showers in Goa

  • 10:26 (IST)

    Mumbai Police issues monsoon advisory 

  • 10:07 (IST)

    Navy personnel, flood rescue teams deployed across city

    Navy personnel have been deployed in Colaba, Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay and Malad for flood rescue. Six Flood Rescue Teams of Mumbai Fire Brigade are posted at Regional Command Centres.

  • 09:53 (IST)

    Three NDRF teams stationed across Mumbai 

    Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are stationed at Parel, Mankhurd (for assistance in eastern suburbs) and Andheri Sports Complex (for western suburbs).

  • 09:41 (IST)

    Colaba records 38.2 mm rainfall till 8.30 am, Santacruz registers 37 mm

    According to IMD Mumbai, the Santacruz observatory recorded 37 mm of rainfall till 8.30 am on Saturday, while the Colaba observatory registered 38.2 mm. 

Mumbai rains latest updates: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said south Mumbai experienced 33.10 mm rains while the suburbs notched 33.80 mm rains till noon.

The IMD said that southwest monsoon reached Mumbai on 9 June, one day before the anticipated date of 10 June. It further said that heavy rainfall is expected till 11 June, according to ANI.

Due to heavy rains across Mumbai, NDRF teams have been deployed at various junctions, according to News18. Two flights, that were scheduled to depart between 12 pm and 1 pm have been delayed, as per the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Meanwhile, Western Railway said that despite the rains, train services are running smoothly.

The trains on Central Railway suburban are running with delay of 10-12 minutes due to heavy rains across the city. Between 8.30 am and 11.30 am on Saturday morning, the Colaba observatory recorded 18 mm of rainfall while the Santacruz observatory registered 4.4 mm, said IMD Mumbai. Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai, with waterlogging reported in areas such as Mahim.

People cross the waterlogged street at King Circle after heavy rains in Mumbai. PTI

People cross the waterlogged street at King Circle after heavy rains in Mumbai. PTI

According to IMD Mumbai, the Santacruz observatory recorded 37 mm of rainfall till 8.30 am on Saturday, while the Colaba observatory registered 38.2 mm.

The Santacruz observatory in Mumbai received 25 mm of rainfall till 5.30 am on Saturday, according to Skymet Weather. In view of the heavy rainfall predicted for the weekend, the India Meteorological Department issued an advisory asking residents to stay indoors. "As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from 8th June with further increase on 9th June, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for the weather," it said in a statement.

Mumbai, along with Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts in Maharashtra, is expected to receive rainfall at most places on Saturday, according to the IMD. Extremely heavy rainfall (above 204.5 millimetre) is expected at isolated places in these areas, but the intensity is likely to decrease on Sunday.

Several parts across the west coast of India can expect heavy spells of shower in the coming weekend as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted an increase in the rainfall activity over coastal Karnataka, Goa and south Maharashtra till 10 June.

Heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday night and Thursday, leaving several areas waterlogged and delaying local trains.

While the city received pre-monsoon showers, IMD said monsoon has reached the Konkan coast.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said it had taken precautionary measures, but there were reports of water-logging in Dadar, Parel, Cuffe Parade, Bandra, Borivali and Andheri. The civic body however claimed it received no complaints of water-logging.

In view of the heavy rain warning over the weekend, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta held a meeting with top officials of the MCGM and IMD and issued necessary instructions, the BMC release said.

Though there was no water on the tracks, suburban train services ran late by 10 to 15 minutes.

Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea and tourists have been asked to stay away from coastal areas, said an IMD official in Mumbai.

Issuing an advisory, Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai said, "As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from 8th June with further increase on 9th June, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for weather."

The BMC said it was gearing up to deal with any eventuality in view of the forecast of heavy rainfall. "Leaves of all the senior officials, including deputy municipal commissioners, assistant commissioners and heads of departments have been cancelled," the BMC statement said.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will be stationed at Parel, Mankhurd (for assistance in eastern suburbs) and Andheri Sports Complex (for western suburbs).

Navy personnel will be deployed in Colaba, Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay and Malad for flood rescue. Six Flood Rescue Teams of Mumbai Fire Brigade will be posted at the Regional Command Centres.

Education officers in all 24 wards have been asked to keep schools which can be used as shelters for stranded people open round-the-clock.

As per the IMD forecast, there is a possibility of very heavy rainfall in the Konkan districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on 9-11 June.

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: Jun 10, 2018 11:31 AM

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