Mumbai Rains Live Updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in Mumbai, warning of “extremely heavy” rainfall in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday. With Mumbai, Thane and Raigad district expected to receive showers for the next 48 hours, the state disaster management unit and fire brigade have been put on standby to conduct rescue and relief work.
Due to the forecast, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has advised all offices and establishments in the city, barring emergency services, to remain closed today. People have been advised to avoid leaving their homes.
Several areas are waterlogged in the city, hampering the movement of people. Transport services on the main and harbour lines of Vadala and Parel remain suspended. However, shuttle services between Vashi, Panvel and Kalyan are operating as of now, Mumbai’s Central Rail Chief Public Relations Officer confirmed.
The high tide is expected to set in at 12.47 pm. This spell of rain marks Mumbai’s second since mid-July. The intensity of rain is likely to decrease from August 6.
On 56 routes across Mumbai, bus routes were diverted and some cancelled due to flooding and waterlogging over 25 roads.Here are the details of all the bus routes affected today.
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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) has warned an expected tide of 4.45 meters at 12:47 pm today when the tide would be at its peak.
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According to IMD, rainfall recorded at other places in the city till 8.30 am Tuesday
Following the red alert issued by IMD, the santa cruz observatory recorded 268.6mm of rainfall and Colaba station recorded 252.2mm falling under extremely heavy rain and Thane recorded very heavy rainfall of 120mm till 8.30 am on Tuesday. This is the highest 24 hours rain in the last 3 years in August.
Top angle view of the Fort and the eastern waterfront from Taj Hotel. (Express File Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
Mumbai rains, weather today live updates:
While IMD issued an orange alert for Monday, Mumbai witnessed light rainfall on the day. IMD’s santacruz observatory recorded 4mm of rain while the Colaba station recorded 7 mm of rain till 5.30 pm yesterday.
“A low pressure Area has formed over the north Bay of Bengal on today, the 04th August 2020. As a result, the monsoon trough which is presently in the near normal position is likely to become active during the next 2-3 days. Widespread rainfall with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls is very likely over Konkan & Goa (including Mumbai)during 4th to 5th August” read IMD’s Tuesday bulletin.
Pune, Kolhapur and Satara are also likely to receive heavy showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.