Mumbai Rains Updates: Downpour to continue over city, Thane, Palghar for next 6-12 hours, says Skymet Weather

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Mumbai Rains Updates: Downpour to continue over city, Thane, Palghar for next 6-12 hours, says Skymet Weather
  • 20:11 (IST)

    Navy rescue teams come to aid of stranded Mumbaikars

  • 20:09 (IST)

    Railway ministry says 4,500 passengers were rescued from stranded trains

  • 19:28 (IST)

    Indigo offers rescheduling/cancellation fee waiver till Thursday

  • 19:12 (IST)

    Intermittent light to moderate rains will continue over parts of Mumbai, Thane for next 2-4 hours

    Skymet Weather said Santacruz, Navi Mumbai, Vasai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Panvel, Thane and Alibag will continue to witness intermittent rains for the next 2-4 hours, after which the showers are likely to intensify.

  • 18:34 (IST)

    WR resumes fast train services between Churchgate and Vasai Road

    Western Railway said on Twitter that it has resumed fast train services between Churchgate and Vasai Road after water level receded between Mahim and Matunga Road stations.

  • 18:09 (IST)

    Intermittent rains with heavy spells to continue over Mumbai, Thane for next 6-12 hours

    Skymet Weather tweeted that intermittent rain will continue with few heavy spell over Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondiya, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Mumbai and its suburbs for the next 6-12 hours. 

  • 17:51 (IST)

    Western Railway sets up emergency accomodations for stranded long distance train passengers

  • 17:41 (IST)

    Visuals from Nallasopara railway station

  • 17:35 (IST)

    Visual from Bandra railway station

    Image courtesy: Dimple Sharma

  • 17:31 (IST)

    Waterlogging near Azad Nagar metro station

    Several vehicles have broken down on the side of the road between DN Nagar and Azad Nagar metro station, affecting vehicular movement.

    Image courtesy: Prakhya Nair/Firstpost

  • 17:26 (IST)

    Live traffic situation in Mumbai

    Massive traffic congestion continues to be in place in Western Express Highway between Santacruz and Goregaon. Several roads in Dadar and Sion are also witnessing traffic jam due to waterlogging. Vehicular movemment on most of Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road has also been affected due to heavy rains.

  • 17:06 (IST)

    Western Railway releases helpline numbers for passengers

  • 17:05 (IST)

    Waterlogging at Shastri Nagar in Goregaon

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Several areas get break from heavy rains

    Several parts of Mumbai got a break from the heavy rains, even as waterlogging continued to affect commute. IMD deputy director general (western region) KS Hosallikar tweeted that the latest DWR and satellite images have indicated persistence of a system, responsible for the rainfall, over Arabian sea.

  • 16:24 (IST)

    Forward message on August heavy rain alert does rounds on Whatsapp

    A message carrying forecast of heavy rains for the first week of August is currently doing rounds on Whatsapp. Readers are requested to disregard the message.

  • 16:21 (IST)

    RPF rescues passengers from train stranded between Sion and Kurla

  • 16:00 (IST)

    Rajdhani Express, August Kranti Rajdhani Express rescheduled

    The Western Railway tweeted that in view of water logging on tracks at Nallasopara-Virar, 12951 Rajdhani Express and 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express will depart from Mumbai Central one hour later than their scheduled departure. 

  • 15:52 (IST)

    Massive traffic jam at Western Express Highway

    The Western Express Highway is witnessing major traffic congestion. Visual from Vile Parle near Hotel Sahara Star.

    Image courtesy: Ananya Srivastava/Firstpost

  • 15:32 (IST)

    Visual from Mira Road

    Image courtesy: Hassan Kamal/Firstpost

  • 15:29 (IST)

    Santacruz records 206.6 mm of rains in six hours

    IMD's Santacruz observatory recorded 206.6 millimetres of rains between 8.30 am and 2.30 pm on Thursday. Showers are likely to continue in parts of Mumbai for the next few hours.

  • 15:24 (IST)

    Several long distance trains cancelled or short terminated

  • 15:18 (IST)

    Waterlogging near Elphinstone Bridge

    Several commuters walked in knee-deep water on and near Elphinstone Bridge, which has been flooded due to waterlogging.

    Image courtesy: Sukanya Ray/Firstpost

  • 15:12 (IST)

    NDRF rescues 1,500 people from Kurla as Mithi River overflows

    According to reports, the NDRF evacuated Kranti Nagar in Kurla in view of Mithi River nearing danger mark. Indian Navy has also been mobilised for the area.

  • 15:00 (IST)

    Central Railway suspends services between CSMT, Thane on main line, CSMT-Goregaon on harbour line

    Central Railway has suspended services between CSMT and Thane on main line, CSMT and Vadala/Andheri/Goregaon, Vadala and Mankhurd on harbour line, Belapur and Kharkopar on fourth corridor. Services are running between Makhurd and Panvel, Thane and Vashi/Panvel, Thane-Kasara/Karjat/Khopilo, Nerul-Karkopar-Nerul.

  • 14:53 (IST)

    Western Railway suspends services on slow line

    Western Railway is currently running train services between Churchgate and Vasai Road on fast lines. It has suspended trains on slow lines between Churchgate nd Vasai Road due to water logging at Matunga Road. 

  • 14:31 (IST)

  • 14:22 (IST)

    IMD upgrades orange alert to red

    With heavy rains pounding Mumbai and its suburbs, the weather department on Wednesday issued a 'red alert' for the city and adjoining areas and asked the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. Earlier it issued an orange alert.

    Out of the 150 weather stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), around 100 recorded over 200 mm rainfall in last 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

    "This shows how widespread the rainfall has been over Mumbai. We have issued a red alert for various places, including Mumbai city and suburbs, Thane and Palghar districts, for next 24 hours," an IMD official told PTI.

    Low pressure over the Bay of Bengal has resulted in torrential showers in Mumbai city, suburbs, Thane and Palghar, he said.

    "The situation is likely to remain like this for next 24 hours," the official said.

    Neighbouring Raigad district received almost 300 mm rainfall in last 24 hours, "but going by the progress of clouds, no red alert has been issued there," he said.

    Parts of Palghar and Thane districts also received more than 204 mm downpour in last 24 hours, he added.

    PTI

  • 14:10 (IST)

    Heavy rains threaten to hit Vistara Airlines schedule in Mumbai

  • 14:00 (IST)

    Rain-hit Kanjurmarg almost turns into a river

  • 13:57 (IST)

    Rain mayhem in Mumbai likely to cause cancellation of many long-distance trains

  • 13:52 (IST)

    Visual from Western express Highway

  • 13:17 (IST)

    Rainfall received till 1 pm: 

    Vile Parle Fire station 130.05 mm
    SWM Santacruz work station 111.75 mm
    Andheri east ward office 118.36 mm
    Andheri west ward office 88.4 mm
    Wadala fire station 84.05 mm
    Kurla fire station 79.76 mm
    Kurla 64.24 mm

  • 13:11 (IST)

    Train services between Kurla and Chunabhatti stopped: Central Railway 

    Central Railway declared that train services between Kurla and Chunabhatti are shut owing to heavy rainfall and flooding. However, train services between CSMT and Andheri/Goregaon, Vashi-Panvel and on Transharbour line are running normal. 

  • 13:00 (IST)

    Services on all six train lines between Vikhroli-Kanjurmarg stopped: Central Railway

     

    Due to continuous heavy rains and waterlogging between Vikhroli and Kanjurmarg, train services on all six lines have been suspended. However, services between Thane-Kasara/Karjat are functioning normal.

    "Our team assessing the situation for resumption of services as early as possible," says Central Railway. 

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Long distance trains at Nallasopara running at restricted speed: Western Railway 

    Western Railway informed that due to water levels reaching above 120 mm of tracks at Nallasopara on fast line, few long distance trains are running at restricted speed.

  • 12:46 (IST)

    Visual from area near Parel Station

  • 12:38 (IST)

    BEST Buses – Traffic Diversion Updates

     

    To avoid traffic in warterlogged areas, several BEST buses have diverted routes. 

    Hindmata Cinema Traffic diverted via Hindmata Flyover


    Sheetal Cinema Kurla Traffic diverted via Operation Suspended


    Dahisar subway Traffic via Hindmata Flyover 

  • 12:20 (IST)

    Train services at Sion and Matunga held up due to water logging: Central Railway

     

    Taking to Twitter, Central Railway notified that both up and down fast line train services between Sion and Matunga are held up due to severe water logging.  

    "Our team assessed on the spot as water level is above track level. Kindly bear with us," said the Central Railway. 

  • 12:13 (IST)

    The situation is almost similar in Palghar as well

  • 12:07 (IST)

    Trains between Vasai Road and Virar running with less frequency

     

    Western Railway suburban services are running without any disruption between Churchgate and Vasai Road. However, due to track failure at Virar, the trains between Vasai Road and Virar are running with less frequency. 

  • 11:58 (IST)

    Meanwhile Navi Mumbai witnesses severe waterlogging

  • 11:54 (IST)

    Visual from Lokhandwala township, Kandivali East 

  • 11:47 (IST)

    BEST Buses – Traffic Diversion Updates

  • 11:45 (IST)

    What is an orange alert?

     

    The regional meteorological centre has issued an 'orange' alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Thane for Wednesday (4 September), with "heavy to very heavy rains" at isolated places.

    The orange alert is issued as a warning of extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and rail closures, and interruption of power supply.

    The sounding of the orange alert is a signal for people to take stock of situation and keep food packets ready to protect themselves and their family from bad weather conditions.

  • 11:36 (IST)

    Trains held up in Valsad section due to point failure at Virar: Western Railway

    VR O/S 61001, 9.35 hrs. 


    12240 Vaitarna(VTN)DEP 9.33 hrs


    93008 VTN ARr 9.43hrs


    59038 Saphale ARR 9.48hrs


    22956 Kelve Rd ARR 9.54hrs


    93100 PLG


    12479 PLG


    22994 BOISAR 


    19332 VANGAON 


    93012 VGN LOOP


    12934 BLD ARR 10.20

  • 11:33 (IST)


    Due to heavy rains and water-logging, traffic running slow at following areas: 

    Netaji Palkar chowk (Andheri)


    Ganesh Mishthanna, Antop Hill


    Sai Baba Nagar (Dharavi)


    Andheri Subway


    Chincholi Port Rd (Malad)


    Shivaji Chowk, Antop Hill


    Western Express Highway, Metro Stn

  • 11:24 (IST)

    Mumbai Police issues traffic advisory for waterlogged areas

     

    In the wake of heavy rains, the Mumbai Police has issued an advisory to avoid areas waterlogged like – Amrut Nagar Jn, Gandhi Nagar (Ghatkopar), Sakinaka Junction and Sonapur Junction (Mulund). 

  • 11:17 (IST)

    Several places record over 100 mm rains for second consecutive day, with Borivalli receiving 178 mm rainfall

    Borivali 178 mm
    IIT Powai 174 mm
    Vikhroli 172 mm
    Wadala 170 mm
    Dahisar 163 mm
    Mulund 162 mm
    Dharavi 155 mm
    Matunga 147 mm
    Kandivli 146 mm
    Lalbaug 142 mm
    CSMT & Byculla 141 mm​

  • 11:02 (IST)

    BEST Buses – Traffic Diversion Updates:

    The BMC also notified to avoid traffic, BEST buses have been diverted from Sion road number 24 via Sion road number 3. 

  • 10:48 (IST)

    Visuals of flooding at Hindmata

    Chronic flood spot in Mumbai, Hindmata, witnessed heavy flooding on Wednesday morning. The water-logging at Hindmata has lead to traffic snarls on the BA road for vehicles going from Dadar TT to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST). 

Mumbai Rains LATEST Updates: Skymet Weather tweeted that intermittent rain will continue with few heavy spell over Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondiya, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Mumbai and its suburbs for the next 6-12 hours.

The RPF rescued several passengers from a train stranded between Sion and Kurla. Meanwhile, several parts of Mumbai got a break from the heavy rains, even as waterlogging continued to affect commute.

IMD's Santacruz observatory recorded 207 millimetres of rains between 8.30 am and 2.30 pm on Thursday. Showers are likely to continue in parts of Mumbai for the next few hours.

According to reports, the NDRF evacuated Kranti Nagar in Kurla in view of Mithi River nearing danger mark. Indian Navy has also been mobilised for the area.

With heavy rains pounding Mumbai and its suburbs, the weather department on Wednesday issued a 'red alert' for the city and adjoining areas and asked the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. Earlier it issued an orange alert.

Out of the 150 weather stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), around 100 recorded over 200 mm rainfall in last 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

"This shows how widespread the rainfall has been over Mumbai. We have issued a red alert for various places, including Mumbai city and suburbs, Thane and Palghar districts, for next 24 hours," an IMD official told PTI.

Meanwhile, BEST has been forced to divert buses from their regular routes owing to waterlogging in many areas.

The Western Railway has warned passengers that many long-distance trains from Mumbai are likely to be cancelled due to heavy flooding in Nalasopara. Meanwhile Vistara Airlines has also alerted passengers of possible delay due to heavy rains in Mumbai.

Central Railway declared that train services between Kurla and Chunabhatti are shut owing to heavy rainfall and flooding. However, train services between CSMT and Andheri/Goregaon, Vashi-Panvel and on Transharbour line are running normal.

Due to continuous heavy rains and waterlogging between Vikhroli and Kanjurmarg, train services on all six lines have been suspended. However, services between Thane-Kasara/Karjat are functioning normal.

Taking to Twitter, Central Railway notified that both up and down fast line train services between Sion and Matunga are held up due to severe water logging.

Western Railway suburban services are running without any disruption between Churchgate and Vasai Road. However, due to track failure at Virar, the trains between Vasai Road and Virar are running with less frequency.

Chronic flood spot in Mumbai, Hindmata, witnessed heavy flooding on Wednesday morning. The water-logging at Hindmata has lead to traffic snarls on the BA road for vehicles going from Dadar TT to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST).

Taking to Twitter, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) notified that in the wake of IMD's prediction of heavy rainfall for the next two days, all schools will remain shut on Wednesday.

The 10-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festivities were dampened at the very start of the celebration for Mumbaikars as parts of the city received heavy to very heavy rainfall all through Tuesday, and with forecast for similar weather conditions during the remaining week.

The regional meteorological centre has issued an 'orange' alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Thane for Wednesday (4 September), with "heavy to very heavy rains" at isolated places.

Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains on Wednesday morning with water-logging at some parts of the city. Heavy rainfall was witnessed in areas like Sion, Parel, Dadar and Byculla in the wee hours of Wednesday.

News agency ANI reported that water-logging occurred in the areas near King Circle railway station and Gandhi market.

 Mumbai Rains Updates: Downpour to continue over city, Thane, Palghar for next 6-12 hours, says Skymet Weather

Flooding at BR Ambedkar Road.

"IMD authorities have indicated high rainfall weather for Mumbai and other adjoining districts for the next two days. Please take adequate precautions and ensure safety. Dial 100 in case of an emergency. Take care Mumbai," a tweet by the official handle of the Mumbai police read.

However, from Thursday onward the intensity of rains is expected to subside, and by Friday and Saturday, it will further reduce to light rains, IMD said.

Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather, IMD Pune, was quoted by The Times of India as saying the rainfall activity was due to significant clouding over Maharashtra on Tuesday with strong westerlies coming from the Arabian Sea.

"We expect the rainfall activity to reduce from 5 September in Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha, but Konkan would continue to remain on isolated heavy rain warning till September 6-7," Kashyapi said.

According to Mumbai Mirror, the first three days of September (till Tuesday), the city received 132.5 mm of rain, while in the suburbs, the figure stood at 193.6 mm.

The IMD centre in Santa Cruz recorded over 131.4 mm rains between Monday and early hours of Wednesday which account for nearly one-third of the total amount of rainfall expected in the month of September.

As many as 40 routes were diverted in nine waterlogged areas in Mumbai due to the heavy rains. Four routes were diverted on Sion Road causing traffic snarls around Samaj Mandir Hall in Pratiksha Nagar. Seven routes were diverted near Gandhi Market and five others were diverted around SV Road National College.

The weather forecasting agency has predicted that the maximum and minimum temperatures are most likely to remain around 29 degree Celcius and 24 degree Celcius respectively in Mumbai on Wednesday.

With inputs from ANI

Also read: Mumbai Rains: Overnight rains lead to traffic snarls, waterlogging; IMD predicts heavy rainfall across Maharashtra

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Updated Date: Sep 04, 2019 21:22:30 IST