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Mumbai rains Live Updates: Several areas flooded, waterlogged; traffic jams on roads

Mumbai rains Live Updates: The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in the city and advised people to say indoors as the weather in Mumbai wreaked havoc. Torrential showers in the wee hours of the morning caused water-logging in areas such as Sion, Parel, Dadar and Byculla.

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Mumbai rains Live Updates: Several areas flooded, waterlogged; traffic jams on roads
Mumbai rains Live Updates: The city of Mumbai woke up to a rainy morning on Wednesday as heavy rains lashed several parts of the metropolis and suburbs.

Mumbai rains Live Updates: The city of Mumbai woke up to a rainy morning on Wednesday as heavy rains lashed several parts of the metropolis and suburbs. NDRF teams have rescued 1,300 people from Bail Bazar in Kurla as heavy rains batter the city of Mumbai. The water levels have reached four-five feet owing to the flooded Mithi river nearby. The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in the city and advised people to say indoors. Torrential showers in the wee hours of the morning caused water-logging in areas such as Sion, Parel, Dadar and Byculla. Adjoining areas like Thane and Navi Mumbai received over 100mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending Wednesday morning. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted the maximum and minimum temperatures to hover around 29 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius respectively. However, the rains are expected to abate by Thursday to just 'heavy rainfall', and further subside to light rains by Friday and Saturday, IMD said. A prediction of 'heavy rain' in weather terminology signifies rainfall between the range of 64.5mm to 115.5mm while 'very heavy rainfall' implies rainfall between 115.6mm to 204.4mm range.

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6.00 pm: Nala Sopara railway station in Palghar witnessed heavy waterlogging following heavy rains in Mumbai

5.53 pm: Water levels have receded at some locations such as Mulund, Vikroli, Kanjurmarg and Powai as rains have been stopped for around 2 hours.

5.50 pm: The BMC is providing people stuck in Mumbai rains with a chance to carpool with others. Mumbaikars can give lifts or ask for one from others.

5.47 pm: Air India waives off cancellation fees for travel on Wednesday (today)

"Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, applicable penalties of re-issuance,date change,no-show,cancellation and refund charges for travel from/ to Mumbai (BOM) for both Domestic and International flights,stand waived on all tickets for travel on 04th Sep.19," Air India tweeted.

5.41 pm: List of trains put back/short terminated due to heavy rains in Mumbai

5.33 pm: Bandra-Jamnagar Saurashtra Express has been delayed by 1 hour from Bandra at 18.10 hrs instead of its scheduled departure time of 17.10 hrs.

5.28 pm: Mumbai Central releases help desk numbers

5.25 pm: Regular train services stopped between Churchgate and Andheri due to incessant rains in Mumbai

5.22 pm: NDRF team in action carrying out rescue operations at Kurla

5.15 pm: Bandra community makes temporary shelter arrangements in the following locations:

5.11 pm: The train services from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Thane on main line have been stopped owing to continuous and heavy rainfall. CSMT-Vadala/Andheri/Goregaon; Vadala-Vashi on harbour line; Belapur-Kharkopar on 4th corridor.

5.08 pm: The following trains have been cancelled due to waterlogging over Mumbai Division.

  • 12925 Paschim Express

    12216 Delhi Garibrath

    22949 Bandra T. Delhi Exp

    22917 Haridwar Exp

    14708 Ranakpur Exp.

5.02 pm: King Circle waterlogged as heavy rains lash Mumbai

4.53 pm: Actress Renuka Shahane had to get down of her car and wade through the flooded water as heavy rains lashed Mumbai.

4.40 pm: Western districts in Mumbai have received the most rainfall. Here is the volume wise list of the areas that received the most rainfall:

  • Andheri West: 214.35 mm
  • Andheri East: 200.17 mm
  • Marol: 183.38 mm
  • Vile Parle: 182.87 mm
  • Kandivali: 170.67 mm

4.30 pm: Mumbai Police advises Mumbaikars to stay indoors in the wake of heavy rainfall prediction by the IMD in Mumbai in the next 24 hours.

4.15 pm: The following trains have been cancelled due to waterlogging over Mumbai division Wednesday (Today).

  • 12925 Paschim Express
  • 12216 Delhi GAribrath
  • 22949 Bandra T. Delhi Exp
  • 22917 Haridwar Exp
  • 14708 Ranakpur Exp.

4.07 pm: Local residents around Mithi river were evacuated temporarily to a safer BMC shelter.

4.00 pm: Flight operations at Mumbai airport remained affected due to heavy rains in the city. The incoming and outgoing flights were near normal with delays of around 15 minutes.

3.56 pm: Waterlogging outside Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachachan's home in Juhu

3.53 pm: The neighbouring Raigad district has received almost 300 mm rainfall in last 24 hours. "But going by the progress of clouds, no red alert has been issued there", an IMD official said.

3:43 pm: Navy and NDRF teams have evacuated residents around Mithi river to a BMC shelter amid heavy rains and waterlogging.

3:30 pm: Santa Cruz has received 207mm of rainfall in just six hours from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. More rains expected.

3.27 pm: Waterlogging at road leading to Phoenix Market City, Kurla

3.06 pm: Heavy rains lead to waterlooging in several areas of Mumbai. Visuals from King's Circle area in Mumbai.

3.05 pm: Update on Western Line train:

2.55 pm: Numerous low-lying areas in Mumbai flooded

A lot of low-lying areas in Mumbai including Sion, Wadala, Dadar, Parel, Kings Circle, Matunga, Chunabhatti and suburbs Andheri, Jogeshwari, Santacruz, Malad, Borivali, Mulund, Bhandup, Kanjurmar, Vikhroli, Kurla and surrounding areas were inundated with one or three feet or more water.

2.50 pm: BMC notifies traffic diversion update on bus routes. Find out here:

2.45 pm: NDRF teams have rescued 1,300 people from Bail Bazar in Kurla as heavy rains batter the city of Mumbai. The water levels have reached four-five feet owing to the flooded Mithi river nearby.

2.40 pm: Heavy showers expected to lash Mumbai, Thane for next 24 hours, says IMD

The IMD has issued a 'red alert' for Mumbai and adjoining areas as heavy rains continue abated in the city. The weatherman has cautioned the authorities to be prepared to tackle any situation. The torrential showers have been caused by low pressure over the Bay of Bengal. "The situation is likely to remain like this for next 24 hours," IMD official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

2.35 pm: Train services have been halted between CSMT-Thane on main line and Vadala-Vashi on harbor line.

2.30 pm: Weather forecaster Skymet Weather has predicted heavy to very heavy rains for the next 24 hours in various parts of Maharashtra and suburbs.

2.27 pm: Track Mumbai rains and traffic situation in real-time here:

2.25 pm: Linking Road waterlogged as heavy rains batter the city of Mumbai

2.20 pm: People wade through waterlogged road in Santacruz West following heavy rains in Mumbai

2.18 pm: Watch waterlogging in Wasai, Palghar

2.15 pm: Watch the current situation at Mumbai domestic airport

2.13 pm: Heavy waterlogging witnessed in Khandwala apartment Vakola Pipe line in Santacruz East

2.10 pm: Kurla in Mumbai witnessed waterlogging following heavy rainfall in the city.

2.05 pm: Tulinj police station in Palghar district flooded following heavy rains in Mumbai.

2.00 pm: Railway tracks at Sion railway station submerged under water following heavy rainfall in Mumbai.

1.55 pm: Numerous train services at Vasai-Virar affected, several of them have been terminated and reversed.

1.39 pm: IMD issues red alert, BMC advises Mumbaikars to stay indoors

The BMC has advised Mumbaikars to stay indoors in the wake of IMD's red alert in the city. "Considering IMD's heavy rainfall warning, we request Mumbaikars to stay indoors in safe premises till the water in low lying areas recedes. Please call us on 1916 or tweet to us for updates. #MumbaiRain #mumbairainliveupdates #MCGMUpdates," BMC posted on Twitter.

1.30 pm: IMD issues red alert in Mumbai, Thane

The Met department has issues a red alert for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad as torrential rains continue to lash the state of Maharashtra.

1.28 pm: A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been moved to Kurla as the water level in Mithi river increased.

1.20 pm: Mumbai police issued an update over traffic moving slowly in the following areas:

  • Amrut Nagar Jn
  • Gandhi Nagar, Ghatkopar
  • Sakinaka Junction
  • Sonapur Junction, Mulund
  • Netaji Palkar chowk, Andheri
  • Ganesh Mishthanna, Antop Hill
  • 90 Feet Road, Sai Baba Nagar, Dharavi.
  • Andheri Subway.
  • Chincholi Port Rd. New link road Malad.
  • Shivaji Chowk, Antop Hill.
  • Western Express Highway, Metro Station
  • Milan Subway, Santacruz
  • Wadala King Circle
  • Poisar Subway
  • Hindmata Junction
  • Dadar TT Circle
  • Postal Colony, Chembur
  • Surve Jn, LBS Road, Kurla (W).
  • Mazgaon dockyard Jn

1.12 pm: Mumbai weather update: Numerous areas in the city recorded 100 mm for the second consecutive day

  • 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

1.08 pm: Here's how much rainfall Mumbai received in last 24 hours

K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of of Meteorology at Indian Meteorological Department, posted on Twitter on the Mumbai rains update for the last 24 hours.

Here is the Mumbai rains update for the last 24 hours:

1.03 pm: IndiGO issues travel adversiory in the wake of Mumbai weather

"It's been pouring in #Mumbai. Keep enough travel time in hand and a tab on your flight status. For flight status, visit http://bit.ly/2EjJGGT or send an SMS ST as DDMM, e.g. for flight 6E-333 for Sep 04, send ST 333 0409 to 566772," IndiGo tweeted.

12.57 pm: Train operations suspended between Vasai and Virar

As the water level has gone above 300mm at Nallasopara, the train operations have been halted temporarily between Vasai and Virar.

12.45 pm: The area of Navi Mumbai witness water-logging to heavy rainfall.

12.42 pm: Buses were diverted from the Gandhi Market (Kings Circle) and Sion Road No 24 area on Wednesday morning due to water-logging.

12.40 pm: BMC issued BEST Buses- Traffic Diversion Updates on its official Twitter handle.

12.15 pm: Water-logging reported in several areas in Mumbai

12.00 pm: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places in Mumbai and Thane. The agency has already issued an 'orange alert' for the two cities for Wednesday.

11.50 am: The Mumbai Police also asked Mumbaikars to take adequate precautions in the wake of IMD's prediction of heavy rainfall.

11.40 am: In the wake of the heavy rainfall prediction by the IMD, schools in Mumbai will remain closed. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) declared a holiday on Wednesday in the wake of IMD's prediction of heavy rainfall. "In wake of IMD's warning of heavy rainfall for the rest of the day too, the schools shall remain closed today. The Principals of the schools where students are already in, are requested to take all precautions and ensure that the children are sent back home carefully and safely," BMC tweeted.

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