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Mumbai rains LIVE: MeT dept sounds red alert for heavy rains today, tomorrow – Hindustan Times

Mumbai woke up to heavy rains and waterlogging on Tuesday morning as IMD issued a weather alert asking citizens to remain indoors on August 4 and August 5. BMC has asked all offices to remain shut barring essential services to remain shut. Waterlogging has been reported from several parts of the city.

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Portion of road collapses in Borivali (East)

A portion of road collapsed at Rajendra Nagar, Borivali(E) on Tuesday. However no casualties have been reported.


A view of the road that collapsed in Borivali East
Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo

2:55 PM IST

3 missing, one rescued after falling into drain following house collapse

Four people including two girls fell in the Vakola Nallah in Santacruz East following a house collapse incident due to heavy rains at around 11:30 am on Tuesday. One girl was rescued by Mumbai Police and shifted to VN Desai Hospital, but one female and two girls are still missing, said Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale. Search operation is ongoing. Two fire engines and one ambulance at the spot. MFB has requested presence of NDRF for the search operations..


Bombay HC’s hearings adjourned due to rains

Bombay High Court adjourned its virtual hearings in various cases on Tuesday in view of heavy rains that lashed city overnight and in morning

1:20 PM IST

MeT dept sounds red alert for today, tomorrow in Mumbai

High tide hits Mumbai as heavy rainfall continues to lash the city. The MeT department has sounded a red alert for today & tomorrow for an extremely heavy downpour.

12:51 PM IST

Local train services resume partially on Western Railway

Local train services resume partially on the Western Railway. “Water level at all places has started receding. The first slow train from Churchgate started at 12.05 hrs and the one from Andheri started at 11.40 hrs. Fast lines will also shortly resume after inspection of points,” said Sumit Thakur, chief public relation officer, Western Railway.

12:39 PM IST

Intense rainfall in many parts of Mumbai in next 3 hrs: IMD

Intense to very intense rainfall likely to continue in many parts of Mumbai during the next three hours: India Meteorological DepartmentA  ANI

12:18 PM IST

230mm rain in 10hrs, flood-like situation: BMC Commissioner

BMC Commissioner tells news agency ANI that 230 mm rainfall occurred within 10 hours. It’s a flood-like situation. Mithi river had swelled up in the morning because of heavy rains, crossing the danger mark. As of now, it is flowing below danger level. The evacuation of people has also been stopped right now

11:31 AM IST

One person electrocuted to death in Thane

One person was electrocuted and died on the spot amid heavy rainfall in Thane. Commuters were stranded at Kalyan station after train services were called off due to water-logging on tracks after incessant rainfall on Tuesday

11:23 AM IST

Local train services suspended on some routes in Mumbai and suburbs

Local train services suspended on some routes in Mumbai and suburbs due to water-logging on rail tracks following heavy overnight rain in the city: Officials

11:08 AM IST

Ops at Mumbai airport affected due to rains

Operations at the Mumbai airport have been affected due to heavy rain. “Between 4 am to 6 am very strong westerly winds lashed Mumbai Airport. Whatever meagre traffic that airport sees these days was affected by the winds and accompanying rains. Three domestic and one International arrivals had to hold for 30 to 40 minutes. Two flights-f Bluedart aviation from Delhi Mumbai first performed go around due bad weather and at 5.15am they diverted to Ahmedabad due strong gusting winds beyond it’s permissible limits for landing. Second flight (IndiGo), from Hamad to Mumbai couldn’t land at on its first attempt at 5 am due strong winds of 30 knots and landed safely on its second attempt after 20 minute,” said a Mumbai airport official.

10:56 AM IST

Holiday for state govt offices in Mumbai, suburban areas today due to rain

Due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai and the suburban region and prediction for heavy rainfall by the IMD, holiday has been declared for all state govt offices in the Mumbai and Mumbai Suburban region today : State Disaster Management Cell

10:18 AM IST

Waterlogging in many Mumbai areas

Many areas in Mumbai are experiencing water-logging due to heavy rains including Bhendi Bazar and Vile Parle.


A water-logged road in Mumbai’s Vile Parle, August 4, 2020.
HT Photo / Bhushan Koyande

10:07 AM IST

Water enters houses in Kandivli area

Water has entered houses in Kandivali area following incessant rainfall in Mumbai.


09:33 AM IST

Western Express Highway sees landslide due to heavy rains

Landslides were reported along the Western Express Highway in Kandivali. The Mumbai Fire Brigade said there were no casualties.


09:12 AM IST

Santacruz, Colaba, Mahalaxmi receive record rainfall in last 24 hours

Weather stations at Colaba and Santacruz recorded 252.2mm and 268.6mm rainfall in last 24 hours. IMD considers that more than 204.5mm rain is considered ‘extreme’. Ram Mandir and Mira Road recorded 152mm rainfall, and Mahalaxmi reported rainfall up to 172mm. Most stations in Thane and Navi Mumbai reported more than 150 mm rainfall.

08:44 AM IST

Suburban services stopped at Vadala and Parel: Central Railway

The suburban services at Vadala and Parel harbour and main lines have been halted due to high tide. Central railways said that there are no suburban trains held up between these stations.

08:39 AM IST

BEST diverts its bus routes

The BrihanMumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) have diverted more than 56 bus routes in the city.

8:08 AM IST

BMC asks offices, establishments to remain closed due to heavy rains

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation asked all offices and establishments, barring essential service, to remain shut due to heavy rains.