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Maharashtra rainfall update: High tide hits Mumbai’s Marine Drive amid heavy downpour – Times Now

A fire service vehicle crosses a waterlogged street during heavy rains, at Byculla area in Mumbai&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspPTI

Mumbai: Several areas in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Satara, Thane, Palghar and many other regions, have been hugely affected by the intense rainfall since Wednesday. The financial capital and some neighbouring districts have been witnessing heavy downpour since yesterday, resulting in water-logging and disruption of rail and road transport services.

Maharashtra rainfall updates:

  • High tide hits Mumbai’s Marine Drive amid heavy rainfall in the city.
  • Pune received light rainfall. The IMD had predicted ‘generally cloudy sky with moderate rain’ in the city today.
  • The Bombay High Court staff members could not reach the court due to incessant rains in Mumbai and adjoining areas. The court adjourned proceedings due to shortage of staff.
  • The IMD Mumbai has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in ghat areas of Southcentral Maharashtra.
  • East and West Vidarbha regions are expected to experience thunderstorms accompanied with lightning.
  • Northcentral Maharashtra: The weather department has said that the region may receive heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in ghat areas today
  • North Konkan: The IMD Mumbai has predicted that the region is expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places today.
  • Local train services resumed around 7.45 am between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Thane on the main line and between CMST and Vashi on the Harbour line.
  • According to officials, the rainfall intensity in Mumbai has gone down, but some areas in south Mumbai were still water-logged. 
  • Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner, IS Chahal, visited Peddar Road where a portion of a wall had collapsed. As per the top BMC official, in a span of four hours, Colaba, Nariman Point and Marine Drive received 300 mm rainfall on Wednesday.
  • Due to heavy downpour, streets waterlogged in Wadala. 
  • Different parts of Maharashtra are facing severe waterlogging and flood-like situation following incessant heavy rainfall. Visuals from around Upvan Lake and Vandana Cinema in Thane. The IMD has predicted ‘generally cloudy sky with heavy rain’ in Thane today.

Rainfall in Thane

  • Due to incessant rainfall in Kolhapur region, 34 roads, including 9 state highways have been closed for traffic movement due to flooding in the area. Rajaram dam is currently flowing above danger level, the district Administration said.
  • 15 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been pre-positioned in Maharashtra for rescue and relief operations. While five have been deployed in Mumbai, 4 have been stationed in Kolhapur, 2 teams in Sangli, and 1 team each in Satara, Thane, Palghar, Nagpur and Raigad.
  • Colaba has set up another record for August rainfall. According to KS Hosalikar, Dy Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai, Colaba has recorded 331.8 mm of rainfall since Wednesday. The weather official said that Santacruz has received 162.3 mm of downpour.
  • The IMD has said that widespread rainfall with isolated/ scattered heavy to very heavy falls most likely to continue over Gujarat state, Konkan and Goa (including Mumbai) and central Maharashtra (ghat areas) till August 6.