Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Batter Mumbai, Chief Minister Takes Stock

Mumbai Rain Updates: A Red alert is already in place for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar since Tuesday. The Mumbai weather office said, "one more day of intense rain likely" in the city.

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Batter Mumbai, Chief Minister Takes Stock

Mumbai Weather updates: Heavy rain forecast today, says the IMD

Mumbai:

Torrential rain and waterlogging disrupted normal life in Mumbai for the second straight day. A Red alert  is already in place for Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar since Tuesday. "Mumbai already recorded 100 mm rainfall in last six hours and there is possibility of floods in city and suburbs," KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, India Met Department, Mumbai tweeted. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the situation after heavy rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining areas. He instructed the officials to be alert and prepared.

The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has said, "Nine rescue and relief teams are on standby at Nagpur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Thane, Kurla and Palghar. Additional teams shall be mobilized as per requirement."

Train services hit due to waterlogging

  • Harbour Line between CSMT and Vashi
  • Mainline between CSMT and Thane has been suspended

Mumbai traffic diversion: Updates

  • Sion Road via King Circle Bridge and Bhau Daji Road
  • Bandra Talkies via Linking Road
  • Kurla ST Depot via Signal Station Road
  • Shell Colony via Chembur Naka
  • Shivaji Chowk Pratiksha Nagar via Kopari Nagar
  • Dadar TT via Bhau Daji Road
  • Hindmata via Hindmata Bridge  
  • King Circle via Bridge

Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray tweeted, "Requesting all to remain indoors. Mumbai is lashed with high winds and extremely heavy rain...Stay put wherever you are".

The Mumbai Police have also requested people to stay indoors unless essential. "Practice all necessary precautions and do not venture out near the shore or waterlogged areas," the police said.

The weather bureau has warned of very heavy in several states across the country. 'Red' alert has also been announced in Karnataka's Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Chickamagalur, Shivamogga, Kodagu and Hassan. 'Red' alert is also in place in Goa, Gujarat and Konkan region. The Met office has forecast heavy rain in Kerala as well.