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.
Very intense development seen over west coast with monsoon vigarous on North Konkan; Mumbai, Thane, Raigad & Palghar. Ghat areas of Maharashtra also to recv Extremely heavy RF next 24 hrs.— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) August 5, 2020
Mumbai already recorded RF 100 mm in last 6 hrs.
Possibilities of floods in city & Suburbs. pic.twitter.com/Xpd7QOm1sp
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.
#WATCH: Water logging in parts of Mumbai following incessant rainfall in the city; visuals from near Hindmata area.— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2020
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in the city till 6th August. pic.twitter.com/U2JTYf5Zo9
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".
Requesting all to remain indoors. Mumbai is lashed with high velocity winds and extremely heavy rain as we all can witness. I request all, especially journalists trying to cover this to remain safe. Stay put wherever you are— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) August 5, 2020
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.