Mumbai Rains Highlights: Heavy rainfall continued to lash Mumbai on Friday morning as well as the pouring rain a night before left several parts of the city waterlogged. Traffic in the city took a hit as bus and train services were disrupted. Buses were diverted to different routes and trains were running rate. Mumbai's regional meteorological centre predicted that the torrential downpour will continue across the parts of the city over the next 24 hours.
Meteorologist explains why Mumbai suburbs received so much rain today
Mumbai's Tulsi lake overflows amid heavy rains
As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs, the Tulsi lake, one of the seven reservoirs supplying drinking water to the metropolis, overflowed on Friday, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. As per a release issued by the civic body, Tulsi lake situated in Sanjay Gandhi National Park in suburban Mumbai, started overflowing around 11 am.
Tulsi is the smallest of the seven reservoirs that supply potable water to Mumbai, and has a storage capacity of 8,046 million litres. The city gets 18 million litres of water from the lake every day. "The catchment area of the lake has been receiving rainfall in the last few days, as a result of which the lake overflowed during the day," the civic official said, adding that this year the lake has overflowed a little earlier compared to last year. When the Tulsi lake overflows, its water goes into the Vihar lake.
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These areas received the maximum rainfall
A civic official said that the H-East administrative ward of the BMC, which includes areas like Bandra east and Khar east, recorded the highest rainfall of 186.9 mm, followed by 175.5 mm rain in M-west ward that includes Shivaji Nagar, Govandi and Mankhurd areas between 4 am to 9 am. Due to the downpour, several low-lying areas in the eastern and western suburbs witnessed water-logging, which led to traffic snarls on the arterial roads. As a result of water-logging, mainly between Sion and Vidya Vihar section on the Central Railway's main line, and Chunabhatti-Tikal Nagar section on the Harbour line, the suburban train services were badly affected.
Mumbai records third highest one-day rainfall in July since 2009
Mumbai has received 253.3 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8 am on Friday, making it the city's third highest single-day rainfall in July in the last 12 years, the IMD data has revealed. This 24-hour period rainfall was recorded by India Meteorological Department's Santacruz observatory in the state capital. On July 15, 2009, Mumbai had received 274.1 mm rainfall, while on July 2, 2019, it had recorded 376.2 mm rainfall, the IMD records showed.
Another observatory in Mumbai - Colaba - however recorded only 12.8 mm rainfall during 24-hour period till Friday morning. Both the observatories also pointed out that Mumbai has received more rains than its average rainfall.
Evacuated people from Kurla West go back to their houses as Mithi river calm down
Some 250 residents from Mumbai's slum-dominated Kurla region were evacuated Friday as Mithi river swelled up. The city has been barreled by rainfall since late Thursday night, affecting train and bus services as water logged at several places in the city. People residing in Kranti Nagar area in Kural west—along the banks of Mithi river—were shifted to municipal schools as water level rose to 3.7 meters this morning. The danger level is 4 metres. But now that water levels have subsided, people have started moving back to their places.
IMD expects heavy rainfall in these states during next few days
The northern parts of the country are expected to receive a fresh spell of heavy rains starting July 17, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Monsoon deficit in Delhi has reduced from 65 percent to 56 percent and heavy rains are expected to reduce it further over the weekend. Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are expected to witness fairly widespread rainfall. They may also experience heavy to very heavy rains over the weekend. The IMD said that Haryana, Punjab, North Rajasthan, North Madhya Pradesh and Southern Uttar Pradesh are expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall between July 17 and 19. The northeastern region of the country is also set to face a surge in rainfall from July 17. Coastal regions of Konkan, Goa and Karnataka could expect fairly widespread rains until July 17. Rainfall over Goa and Konkan might also become harsh with isolated extremely heavy rains. IMD said that during July 16-18, there could be a decrease in rainfall over the Western Coast and the peninsular region of the country. It also said that an area of low pressure lies over the coastal areas of Kutch in Gujarat.
NDRF moves three teams from Pune to Mumbai
In view of orange alert for Mumbai by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), 3 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been shifted from Pune to Mumbai as a precautionary measure: NDRF (via ANI)
Local train services resumes in Mumbai
Local train services have resumed in Mumbai after being disrupted due to waterlogging on the railway tracks.
BMC on alert mode, monitoring Mothi River
The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation is on an alert mode and the water levels of Mothi River are being monitored. The entire North Konkan area comprising the twin districts of Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban, neighbouring districts of Palghar, Thane and Raigad which comprise the MMR is getting heavy rainfall.
Tulsi Lake became the first this monsoon to start overflowing on Friday at 11 am. The lake supplies drinking water to 1% of Mumbai's daily needs
Mumbai Rains: Moderate-to-intense spell likely to continue over the next 2 hours
Visuals from Mumbai
A woman falls near an open manhole near DN Nagar, Andheri West. She was saved by the people around.
Mumbai weather forecast
Mumbai rains: There's more where that came from
Mumbai rains that commenced late night on Thursday intensified Friday morning around 4 am and per forecasts, it is likely to continue for the next 24 hours. The downpour led to waterlogging in Andheri, Kurla, Chembur, Tilak Nagar, and other low-lying areas. Between 5:30 am to 8:30 am, the city received over 157 mm of rains, taking the 24-hour figure to 253 mm, a report on skymetweather.com. According to the report, there is a low-pressure area over Southern parts of Gujarat and the West Coast is enjoying an active monsoon surge. Thus, Mumbai can expect heavy showers with isolated intense spells to continue for the next day or so. Between July 1 and July 15, the city has recovered over 1000 mm of rain, against the normal 913.7 mm, the report added.
Maharashtra: Dahisar area of Mumbai waterlogged following heavy rainfall in the city this morning
Waterlogging in Sion affects daily commuters in the city
Trains delayed due to waterlogging
Heavy rains also disrupted the train services in the city. Due to waterlogging on the slow line near Kurla-Vidyavihar, local trains are running 20-25 minutes late. Harbour line is also running 20-25 minutes late. However, the Western Railways services are running at the normal time between Churchgate and Dahanu Road. But low visibility make lead to some minor delays.
Mumbai rains: The following bus routes have been diverted due to waterlogging
Mumbai rains: Waterlogging affects movement in the city
Daily commuters' movement affected as railway track waterlogged in Sion following heavy rainfall. Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai predicts "light to moderate rain in city & suburbs with possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places" for next 24 hours
Mumbai received 64.45 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 8:30 am
Mumbai received 64.45 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 8:30 am on Friday. The eastern part of the city have recorded 120.67 mm of rainfall and the western recorded 127.16 mm. A high tide of 4.08 metres is expected around 4:30 pm.
Light-to-moderate rain predicted in Mumbai for the next 24 hours
The Regional Meteorological Centre of Mumbai has predicted "light-to-moderate rain in the city with the possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places" over the next 24 hours.
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