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Mumbai rains LIVE updates: Next high tide expected at 10.44 pm, rainfall highest in decade, says BMC

Mumbai rains LIVE updates: According to the website tide-forecast, the next high tide in Mumbai is expected at 10.44 pm, and the tide is expected to reach a height of 3.76 metres.

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Mumbai rains LIVE updates: Next high tide expected at 10.44 pm, rainfall highest in decade, says BMC

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12:32 (ist)

Mumbai weather forecast: Be prepared for more rains in coming days, predicts Skymet 

According to Skymet, Mumbaikars should be prepared for intermittent rains till 5 July. According to the private weather forecaster, "on and off rains" will continue and rains are expected to get intense starting night of 3 July wherein hefty showers will be seen as the weather system which formed in the Bay will move towards the West coast giving heavy showers.

09:23 (ist)

Trains between Kurla and Sion held up due to heavy rains

Due to heavy rains between Kurla and Sion, Up fast line services held up, Central Railway tweeted. Suburban services running cautiously on Dn fast, Up & Dn slow lines.  On harbour line at Vadala Road trains running with slow speed.

08:39 (ist)

BMC tweets out traffic diversion updates

 

BMC tweeted traffic diversion updates: Gandhi Market traffic diverted via Bhau Daji Road and Sulochana Shetty Road. Also, traffic from National College in SV Road Bandra West has been diverted via Link Road. 

08:25 (ist)

Mumbai received 63mm of rainfall in 6 hours between 11.30 pm (Sunday) to 5,30 am (Monday)

Skymet reported that overnight rains have been quite intense. According to the private weather forecaster, in the past six hours, (between 11.30 pm last night to 5.30 am today) Mumbai has received 63 mm of rain. 

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July 01, 2019 - 19:29 (IST)
Mumbai civic chief blames climate change for monsoon woes
 
Mumbai municipal chief Praveen Pardeshi has blamed climate change and geographic phenomena for heavy rains in a short period of time and subsequent flooding in the city which saw water-logging in several areas in the last few days.
 
After a delayed arrival of the monsoon this year, the slowest onset in 45 years, the financial capital has received 550 mm of rainfall in two days, the highest over a two-day period in a decade.
 
"There is one thing -- climate change is happening. We never have rainfall in two days equal to a month's lot, which means more intense rainfall, this is geographic phenomena,"​ Pardeshi said.
 
The senior IAS officer said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner (BMC) has been pumping out a massive amount of rainwater something no other city in the world can match.
 
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July 01, 2019 - 19:19 (IST)

High tide expected at 10.44 pm

According to the website tide-forecast, the next high tide in Mumbai is expected at 10.44 pm, and the tide is expected to reach a height of 3.76 metres.

July 01, 2019 - 19:15 (IST)
Mumbai firm owner booked for dumping debris, causing flooding
 
The owner and staff of a private firm in Kanjurmarg have been booked for dumping debris which caused water-logging on the railway tracks and roads in the area, police said Monday.
 
An official identified the firm as Jolly Brothers Private Limited and said the site of debris dumping was an open plot alongside a drain near the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road and Seth Jolly Road.
 
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July 01, 2019 - 19:11 (IST)

High waves predicted for Maharashtra coast from Malvan to Vasai

According to the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, high waves are forecast for the coast of Maharashtra from Malvan to Vasai till 11.30 pm on Wednesday.

July 01, 2019 - 18:59 (IST)

Heavy to very heavy rains expected in Mumbai  and MMR in the next 3 days: Mumbai Police

As per intimation received from IMD, the Commissioner of Mumbai said that heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitnat Region in the next three days, advising the people to check weather updates and plan the day accordingly. 

July 01, 2019 - 18:56 (IST)

BMC advises caution, says 200 mm or more rain expected between 3 and 5 July

The BMC also said that close to 200 mm or more rain per day is likely between 3 and 5 July, which could hamper normal schedules.

July 01, 2019 - 18:50 (IST)

Mumbai rainfall in last 48 hours, highest in a decade: BMC

According to a tweet by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the city of Mumbai exceeded the average rainfall witnessed in the entire month of June in just 48 hrs, terming the rain spell as highest in a decade. The BMC also urged the people to remain cautious .

July 01, 2019 - 18:38 (IST)

Heavy rainfall in Bhiwandi

Earlier in the day, ANI reported that heavy rainfall in Thane's Bhiwandi had led to flooding on the Bhiwandi-Gujarat road.

July 01, 2019 - 18:30 (IST)

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July 01, 2019 - 18:26 (IST)

Monsoon to be vigorous in Maharashtra in next 4-5 days, says IMD official

ANI has quoted Anupam Kashyapi, an IMD official, as saying, "In the coming 4-5 days, monsoon will be vigorous in Maharashtra, especially northern parts of the state. It will also be active in the southern parts of the state. Konkan and Goa will get widespread rain during these 5 days."

Mumbai rains LATEST updates: According to the website tide-forecast, the next high tide in Mumbai is expected at 10.44 pm, and the tide is expected to reach a height of 3.76 metres.

Advising caution, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that Mumbai exceeded the average rainfall witnessed in the entire month of June in just 48 hours, terming the recent rain spell as highest in a decade. The BMC also said that close to 200 mm or more rain per day is likely between 3 and 5 July, which could hamper normal schedules.

Malad subway has been closed due to waterlogging. Traffic has been diverted via Datta Mandir Road-Western Express Highway towards SV Road, Mumbai Police said.

Andheri appears to have been particularly hit by waterlogging, and commuters travelling to, or through, the suburb should the Mumbai Police's alerts on waterlogging.

The Meteorological Department warned of "extremely heavy" rainfall in adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar on 2,4 and 5 July. A few places in Mumbai could get heavy to very heavy rainfall Monday and Tuesday, it added.

Mumbai witnessed 93 mm of rainfall and Palghar area received 361 mm in the last 24 hours. General Manager of Western and Central Railways A K Gupta with senior officers has been constantly and closely supervising the situation from Mumbai Central Control Room to "keep the wheels of local trains rolling," tweets Western Railways.

BEST buses have been diverted due to waterlogging at Sion road no 24, Hindmata Cinema, King Circle, Pratiksha Nagar, Sangam Nagar in Wadala, RCF colony in Chembur, Anushakti Nagar and SV Road in Bandra. Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and its neighbouring areas for the fourth consecutive day today, leaving the financial capital struggling with waterlogging, choked drains, traffic jams and cancellations and delays in trains.

Commuters in the Central line have been affected due to delayed trains in Sion, Kurla and Kalyan. Intense spells of rainfall likely to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar during the next two hours, the India Meteorological Department has predicted. Twitter users shared vides and cautioned others on avoiding Lower Parel, Dadar and Sion stations at all costs.

Mumbai has been witnessing relentless heavy downpour from Sunday night and many parts of the city are expected to continue to see good showers today, according to the weather department. Train tracks in Sion, Matunga and Kurla stations were submerged. The rains, which have been intense in many parts of the city including Andheri, Kurla, Bandra, Charni Road, Santa Cruz, BKC and others, has resulted in water logging on streets and railway tracks causing inconvenience to people.

Local trains in Mumbai are running late after waterlogging on railway tracks due to heavy overnight rain in the city. Several short and long-distance trains have also been delayed or cancelled. At least 100 mm of rainfall was recorded between 4 and 5 am on Monday, with more than 360 mm recorded overnight.

Following incessant rains through the night and early morning on Monday, severe water-logging was reported in parts of Ghatkopar, Palghar and Sion. Several commuters also tweeted images of a flooded Palghar station. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has diverted traffic in following areas: Gandhi Market traffic diverted via Bhau Daji Road and Sulochana Shetty Road. Also, traffic from National College in SV Road Bandra West has been diverted via Link Road.

Heavy rains lashed parts of Mumbai early on Monday causing havoc for office-goers. The rains showed little signs of abetting with the private weather forecaster Skymet recording 63 mm of rains within a span of six hours between 11.30 pm (Sunday) and 5.30 am (Monday).

Mumbai rains LIVE updates Next high tide expected at 1044 pm rainfall highest in decade says BMC

Mumbai roads waterlogged due to heavy rainfall. Twitter/ @ANI

The sky looked menacing as this report was being written with reports of the intense shower all across Mumbai. Even as local trains, which are the lifeline of the city in terms of communication, are running with minor delays on Monday morning there are reports of waterlogging and traffic jams in some areas like Parel and Dadar.

In a tweet, the BMC had warned of intermittent rain in the city and its suburbs with isolated heavy showers.

SkyMet also warned of flooding in Mumbai in the middle of week predicting very heavy rainfall during the period.

"The commercial capital Mumbai is at serious risk of flooding between July 3 and July 5. Close to 200 mm or more rain/ day is going to batter the city during this period, which could hamper normal life in the city. July also looks extremely promising for Mumbai after good rains were observed in the month of June," a SkyMet report said.

On Friday (28 June), three persons were killed and five injured in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, which was lashed by the first spell of heavy rains this monsoon that marked its most delayed arrival in the city in 45 years, officials said.

Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains, ending a long dry spell, but a few hours of incessant showers left the financial capital struggling with the familiar monsoon woes of waterlogging, delayed trains, traffic jams and choked drains. Three persons died of electric shocks, while two others were injured in two separate incidents in the western suburbs, a spokesperson of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. According to the civic official, the deceased were identified as Kashima Yudiyar (60), a resident of Andheri (East), Rajendra Yadav (60) and Sanjay Yadav (24) — both from Goregaon (East).

 

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