The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an "orange alert" indicating "thunderstorm with lightning, gusty winds, and very heavy rainfall at isolated places" for Mumbai and neighbouring areas for Tuesday.
Heavy downpour submerged low-lying areas in knee-deep water, causing congestion on the streets
The IMD has issued a yellow alert with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places is very likely in Mumbai in the next two days
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The toll included 38 deaths in a landslide in a village in the coastal Raigad district, while several people were swept away by floodwaters
As many as 12 local relief teams, two from the Indian Navy, two from the Indian Coast Guard, and three from the NDRF have been deployed to the inundated areas
Earlier, the IMD had sounded an orange alert, but it is now been changed to red alert for Wednesday because of the 'favourable synoptic conditions'
The Mumbai Police shared the video of the incident on its official social media handle along with the hashtag #AamhiDutyVarAhot.
While twenty-one people were killed after a wall collapsed on shanties in Chembur, ten people were killed in Vikhroli as some hutments collapsed
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Some people might still be trapped under the rubble and the search and rescue operations were on, according to civic and fire brigade officials
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The IMD has also issued an orange alert for the next four days for Palghar, Thane, Mumbai with a forecast of extremely heavy rain at isolated places
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As per the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Mumbai, up to 30 milimetres of rainfall was recorded in areas like Malvani, Borivali and Dahisar till 11 am
BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has asked that all offices and establishments in the city, barring essential services, be shut on Wednesday
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The Colaba weather bureau, representative of south Mumbai recorded 63.2 mm rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory, representative of Mumbai's suburbs, reported 31.6 mm rainfall till Friday morning
Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Konkan, central Maharashtra over next five days
The IMD also said that Mumbai and neighbouring Thane are likely to witness a high rainfall intensity on Friday and Saturday when the Ganesh festival commences.
Oberoi Mall general manager Anuj Arora said despite the weather, it was "encouraging" to witness a spike in footfall in the second half of the day
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The IMD said heavy rainfall will continue to batter Mumbai and neighbouring areas until Thursday morning with strong winds up to 70 kmph expected along and off the coastal areas