Mumbai Rains: IMD Warns Citizens of Heavy Rainfall on 9-10 July

Catch all the latest updates on the rains in Mumbai.

Updated27 Jul 2019, 08:55 AM IST
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The Indian Meteorological Department on Monday, 8 July, warned citizens of heavy rainfall in Mumbai and Thane.

Due to the heavy rainfall ,earlier in the day a wall collapsed in Andheri.

Many regions of eastern suburban areas are facing massive water logging, and social media is flooded with images of pedestrians wading through the streets.

Last week, two days of heavy rainfall saw the deaths of at least 27 people after a wall in Malad East collapsed on hutment on 2 July.

  • Central Railways local trains are running without any disruption on 8 July
  • At least 27 people died and 78 were left injured in wall collapse in Malad East on 2 July

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3:29 AM, 01 Jul

Western Railway Stops Local Trains Between Churchgate - Marine Lines

The Western Railway has suspended trains between Churchgate and Marine Line stations.

3:32 AM, 01 Jul

BMC Predicts Intermittent Rain With Isolated Heavy Falls

The BMC has predicted that the city will witness intermittent rain in the city and suburbs with isolated heavy rainfalls in some areas.

3:34 AM, 01 Jul

Parts of Dadar and Chembur Flooded

According to reports, streets in suburbs such as Chembur and Dadar have been flooded following the heavy rainfall.

3:48 AM, 01 Jul

Trains Cancelled, Delayed Due to Heavy Rainfall

Mumbai Rains: IMD Warns Citizens of Heavy Rainfall on 9-10 July
(Photo: ANI)

After the Western Railways cancelled 13 trains due to heavy rains in Palghar area, two trains have been cancelled, 1 has been diverted and 2 trains have been rescheduled, due to derailment of goods train between Jambrung & Thakurwadi on ghat section between Karjat and Lonavala.

4:14 AM, 01 Jul

Help Desk for Mumbai Railway Network

Mumbai Rains: IMD Warns Citizens of Heavy Rainfall on 9-10 July
(Photo: ANI/Western Railways)

Western Railways has released help desk numbers for passenger inquiry, in the light of waterlogging at Palghar railway station.

4:20 AM, 01 Jul

IMD Predicts Intense Rainfall to Continue for Next 2 Hours

Intense spells of rainfall is likely to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar during the next two hours, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Monday, 1 July.

4:47 AM, 01 Jul

All Lines on Central Railway Line Operational Now

All the railway lines affected by the heavy rains are operational again, the Central Railway CPRO said in an announcement:

“All lines on Central Railway main line are operational now. However, due to bunching of trains, the bunched locals are being gradually cleared. Please don’t panic. Inconvenience is deeply regretted.”
Central Railways Notification
6:08 AM, 01 Jul

Visuals from Hindmata Area of Parel

Mumbai Rains: IMD Warns Citizens of Heavy Rainfall on 9-10 July
(Photo: Chetan Padnekar)
Mumbai Rains: IMD Warns Citizens of Heavy Rainfall on 9-10 July
(Photo: Chetan Padnekar)
6:28 AM, 01 Jul

Heavy Traffic Jam Reported in Various Areas

Heavy traffic jam was reported in Mumbai’s Sion, Bhakti Park area and other places due to the heavy rainfall, ANI reported.

6:45 AM, 01 Jul

Western Railway Employs 484 RPF Personnel to Ensure Safety, Avoid Panic

Western Railway, on Monday 1 July, delegated 484 Railway Protection Force (RPF) to ensure safety and avoid panic during the massive crowds gathered at railway stations due to the heavy rainfall.

In a statement, the Western Railway PRO said, "for better crowd management and ensuring smooth flow of passengers, especially on FOBs and staircases, Senior RPF officials along with RPF staff has been deployed at 29 Suburban Stations of WR.”

It said that 484 RPF staff, including 128 female personnel, are manning the stations and foot overbridges and are directing the crowd for safe and smooth movement. PCSC along with DIG-RPF and Sr DSC and other RPF officers is at station monitoring the situation.

“The RPF central control room and control rooms at stations are continuously monitoring the situation through CCTVs and coordinating with field staff for better deployment.”
Western Railway PRO
8:15 AM, 01 Jul

30-Year-Old Dies of Electrocution

A 30-year-old man on Sunday, 30 June, died of electrocution in Mumbai’s Govandi.

10:43 AM, 01 Jul

'Nothing Has Changed': Mumbaikars Take to Twitter to Share Plight, Question Authorities

Several Mumbaikars took to Twitter to share their plight while questioning authorities as heavy monsoon hit the city.

10:43 AM, 01 Jul

'All Should be Well by Evening': BMC Tweets

11:35 AM, 01 Jul

Water Logging, Traffic Jams in Navi Mumbai

Water logging and traffic jams hit Navi Mumbai following heavy rains in the city.

11:59 AM, 01 Jul

MeT Department Warns of Extremely Heavy Rainfall in Thane, Palghar

The Meteorological Department warns of "extremely heavy" rainfall in adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar on 2, 4 and 5 July, PTI reported.

12:01 PM, 01 Jul

Wall Collapse Reported in 12 Places Across Mumbai

As heavy rains hit Mumbai, wall collapse incidents were reported from 12 places in the city, PTI reported.

12:02 PM, 01 Jul

Highest Rain Over a Two-Day Period in a Decade: Municipal Commissioner

Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi said 540 mm of rain fell in two days in the city, the highest over a two-day period in a decade.

Pardeshi also blamed climate change and geographical conditions for flooding at several places in Mumbai.

The inundation is due to high amount of built-up area in Mumbai and the low proportion of water seepage into the ground in the last 50 years, Pardeshi told PTI.

12:08 PM, 01 Jul

BMC Launches Rain Dost Initiative to Help Stranded Citizens

After heavy rains brought the normal life to a standstill in Mumbai, the BMC took to Twitter to launch the #raindost initiative to encourage citizens to take in stranded citizens near them.

12:11 PM, 01 Jul

'BMC Just a Tweet Away': Aditya Thackeray

Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray took to Twitter to ask citizens in trouble to tweet to the BMC.

1:07 PM, 01 Jul

Vigorous Monsoon Expected in Maharashtra: IMD

Anupam Kashyapi of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that vigorous rains are expected in Maharashtra in the upcoming days.

“In the coming four to five days, monsoon will be vigorous in Maharashtra, especially northern parts of the state. It will also be active in the southern parts of the state. Konkan Goa will get widespread rain during these five days,” he said.

10:25 PM, 01 Jul

Schools to be Shut on 2 July Confirms Maharashtra School Education Minister

Maharashtra School Education Minister Ashish Shelar said, “Would like to announce and confirm that 2 July 2019 has been declared as holiday for all schools (public & private) in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Kokan areas.”

(Source: ANI)

11:57 PM, 01 Jul

13 Dead After Wall Collapses in Mumbai's Malad East Due to Heavy Rains

At least 13 killed and 13 injured after a wall collapsed on hutments in the Pimpripada area of Malad East due to heavy rainfall, ANI reported.

Many feared trapped under the debris and the injured people have been shifted to nearby hospitals. Rescue operations are underway.

12:10 AM, 02 Jul

Maharashtra Declares 2 July a Public Holiday for Mumbai

“In wake of the extremely heavy rainfall forecast by the IMD, the Government of Maharashtra, has declared a public holiday on 2 July as a precautionary measure for Mumbai city and its citizens,” said BMC, CPRO.

(Source: ANI)

1:57 AM, 02 Jul

BMC Issues Local Railway Traffic Update

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issues railway traffic update announcing Central, Western and Harbour Lines not functional on certain routes due to Mumbai rains.

Mumbai Rains: IMD Warns Citizens of Heavy Rainfall on 9-10 July
(Photo: ANI)

Central Railway Suburban Services will run in following sections till further notice: CSMT-Bandra on Harbour line, Vashi-Panvel on Harbour line, Thane-Vashi-Panvel on Trans-Harbour line, 4th corridor to Kharkopar, Thane-Kasara/Karjat/Khopoli on main line.

2:01 AM, 02 Jul

Maharashtra Govt Declares Public Holiday in Mumbai

2:11 AM, 02 Jul

Mumbai Wall Collapse: CM Fadnavis Announces Compensation of Rs 5 Lakh

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis condoled the death of 12 people in the Malad wall collapse and announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the families of the deceased.

2:13 AM, 02 Jul

At least 3 Killed in Kalyan

At least three people were killed and one other injured after the wall of National Urdu School collapsed at around 12:30 am in Kalyan, following heavy rainfall in the area.

2:19 AM, 02 Jul

54 Flights Diverted from Mumbai Airport

Around 54 flights have been diverted to a nearby airport, said due to heavy rainfall, an airport official told ANI.

2:21 AM, 02 Jul

Jaipur-Mumbai Flight Overshoots Runway

A SpiceJet SG 6237 Jaipur-Mumbai flight overshot the runway on 1 July, while landing at Mumbai Airport. All passengers are safe, no injuries reported, said Mumbai Airport PRO to ANI.

2:33 AM, 02 Jul

Only Emergency Services to Remain Functional in Mumbai Today: State Govt

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday said that only emergency services will remain functional in Mumbai due to incessant rainfall that has affected the road traffic and railways in the city.

“The heavy rainfall has submerged the roads and rail tracks. Based on further inputs from other agencies, we have taken the decision to keep emergency services operational. We have appealed to the people not to venture out in this situation,” Brijesh Singh, the official spokesperson of the state government, said.

2:57 AM, 02 Jul

1,000 People Evacuated from Kurla

At least 1,000 people were evacuated from Kranti Nagar in Kurla to prevent any untoward incidents due to an overflowing Mithi river, tweeted BMC.

3:56 AM, 02 Jul

Indian Navy Aid Rescue Efforts In Mumbai

Responding to a request for assistance from the BMC, the Indian Navy helped rescue Mumbaikars stranded in Kurla.

“Teams from INS Tanaji and Material Organisation were immediately activated and were later joined by naval diving teams. The team from INS Tanaji encountered extreme waterlogging and abandoned vehicles, preventing their own vehicles from reaching the site. The team moved on foot, carrying safety gear like lifebuoys and lifejackets and was able to help elderly women and children to safer areas.”
Spokesperson, Indian Navy

About 1,000 people have been shifted to safety with the help of NDRF, fire brigade, Naval teams as well as local volunteers.

4:32 AM, 02 Jul

Heavy Rain Brings Dabbawalas To A Halt

Known for their prompt service, Mumbai’s Dabbawalas cancelled delivery of tiffins for office goers today due to heavy rains.

4:39 AM, 02 Jul

54 Flights Diverted, 52 Cancelled

54 flights have been diverted and 52 have been cancelled at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) due to bad weather, reported ANI.

4:59 AM, 02 Jul

Pune Wall Collapse: Action To be Taken Against Builder

Action will be taken against the builder after at least 6 people were killed and 3 injured after the compound wall of Sinhagad College campus collapsed on their shanties early on Tuesday.

“Will take immediate action against builder and the one who owns the retaining walls. A risk assessment of 287 sites had been done, this site couldn’t be assessed as there was no permission.” 
Pune District Magistrate to ANI
5:27 AM, 02 Jul

Malad Wall Collapse: Maharashtra CM Meets Survivors

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reached Shatabdi Hospital to meet those who sustained injuries after a compound wall in Malad East's Pimpripada area collapsed on Tuesday night.

At least 18 people died in the incident and 13 people have been injured, reported ANI.

“There was heavy rainfall in Mumbai last night which led to accidents. In Malad, wall collapsed and at least 13 died, 30-40 injured. I met them. Local trains operational on Western line but yet to resume on Central line as there’s more flooding there. Work on to pump out water.”
Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra CM
5:46 AM, 02 Jul

'Not BMC's Failure,' Says Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut claimed that the wall collapse in Malad was not the BMC’s failure, and called it an accident.

“It’s not BMC’s failure. It is an accident. It is because of heavy rainfall. There are several illegal constructions in Mumbai and BMC has nothing to do with it,” said Raut to ANI.

6:04 AM, 02 Jul

Mumbai Rains: Help Desk Numbers for Heavy Rainfall

Mumbai Rains: IMD Warns Citizens of Heavy Rainfall on 9-10 July
6:29 AM, 02 Jul

Govt Arranges Extra Buses to Ferry Passengers to Mulund

The Thane Municipal Transport arranged extra buses to ferry passengers upto Mulund check point, reported ANI.

The arrangement has been directed by Thane Municipal commissioner after local services were stopped between Kurla and Thane.

6:32 AM, 02 Jul

Bhubaneshwar-Mumbai Konark Express Terminated

The Bhubaneshwar-Mumbai Konark Express terminated at Lonavala and will run as Mumbai-Bhubaneshwar Konark Express from Pune.

6:38 AM, 02 Jul

Mumbai Rains: Water Recedes in Prabhadevi

7:22 AM, 02 Jul

Mumbai Rains: Main Runway Could Take Upto 48 Hrs to Re-open

The Mumbai airport authorities said it could take up to 48 hours to re-open the main runway, following it’s closure late last night, after a SpiceJet flight overshot while landing amid heavy rain.

7:29 AM, 02 Jul

Barring 2005 Deluge, Mon-Tue Mumbai Rainfall Highest Since 1974

The rainfall in the 24-hour period before 8.30 am on Tuesday, 2 July, was the highest since the July 26, 2005 deluge in Mumbai.

The rainfall during the 24-hour period was 375.2 mm, the official said, quoting data from the Santa Cruz-based Mumbai Regional Centre of the IMD.

Barring the 2005 flooding of Mumbai, the highest rainfall in a single day in the metropolis was on July 5, 1974. The rainfall recorded by the Santa Cruz observatory on that day was also 375.2 mm.

7:48 AM, 02 Jul

BMC Workers Help Riders Cross Waterlogged Roads

Police and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) workers help riders cross waterlogged roads in King's Circle area of Mumbai, following heavy rains in the city.

8:00 AM, 02 Jul

Watch: Water Enters Sakinaka Police Station

8:18 AM, 02 Jul

16 Flights Delayed, 4 Cancelled at Delhi Airport

At least 16 flights have been delayed and four flights have been cancelled so far at Delhi airport, due to the heavy rain in Mumbai region.

8:24 AM, 02 Jul

Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall Will Continue For Next 48 Hrs, IMD Says

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Tuesday, 2 July, said that heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Mumbai and suburban parts for next 48 hours. In an advisory, the IMD also said that similar situation is expected for Vidarbha and Marathwada. It also advised tourists to not visit mountain areas since heavy rainfall is expected across the state of Maharashtra.

10:39 AM, 02 Jul

Fire Department And Medical Health Teams Conduct Rescue Operations

Rescue operations are being conducted by the fire department and medical health officers at the flooded site in Navghar Mithagar. One person has been rescued and transferred to DM Petit Hospital. Medical teams have also visited other flood-struck areas, assessed houses and searched for other stranded people.

(Source: ANI)

11:32 AM, 02 Jul

Around 14,000 Litres of Water Discharged From Pumping Stations

11:50 AM, 02 Jul

South Mumbai Not As Affected As Suburbs

11:58 AM, 02 Jul

Local Trains on Western Suburban Section Running Normally

Western Railway has tweeted confirming that Mumbai local trains on western suburban section are running normally.

1:33 PM, 02 Jul

Central Railway Trains Have Been Rescheduled

Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railway, has mentioned all the trains that have been rescheduled due to heavy rains.

2:03 PM, 02 Jul

DGCA Issues Air Safety Circular For Airlines

The Director General of Civil Aviation has issued an 'Air Safety Circular' for airlines in wake of the monsoon season.

Mumbai Rains: IMD Warns Citizens of Heavy Rainfall on 9-10 July
(Photo: ANI) 
2:53 PM, 02 Jul

Mumbai Police Promises to 'Do Their Best' to Keep the City Going

3:33 PM, 02 Jul

70 Domestic Arrivals And 81 Domestic Departures Cancelled

The Mumbai International Airport has announced that 70 domestic arrivals and 81 domestic departures have been cancelled.

5:50 PM, 02 Jul

CAG Report Lists Inadequate Drainage as a Reason For Mumbai's Flooding Problem

A Comptroller and Auditor General of India CAG report tabled in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, 2 July, has listed lack of adequate drain infrastructure and a delay in updating storm water disposal system as some deficiencies in the existing system for management of flood risk, according to PTI.

The report has also observed that drains in Mumbai are adequate only to handle 25 mm rainfall per hour and that there are numerous obstructions in the larger drains due to siphons and other utility services. It also stated that floodgates have been provided in only three of the 45 outfalls in the drains.

2:59 AM, 03 Jul

High & Low Tide in Mumbai Today

A high tide of about 4.69 meter expected at around 12:35 pm and low tide of about 1.58 meter expected at 06:34 pm on Wednesday, reported ANI.

5:04 AM, 03 Jul

Mumbai Limps Back to Normalcy as Rains Subside

India's financial capital limped back to normalcy on Wednesday, 3 July morning with public transport resuming services after torrential rains, that have lashed the city since Sunday, 30 June subsided.

At 375.2 mm, the rainfall in the 24-hour period before 8:30 am on Tuesday, 2 July was the highest since the 26 July 2005, deluge in Mumbai. It had widely affected train and bus services while several flights had to be diverted from Mumbai airport and others were delayed for hours.

A senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official on Wednesday, 3 July said that with respite from incessant showers, there was no more water logging in any parts of the city and suburban trains and BEST buses were running according to schedule.

According to a BEST spokesperson, out of 3,203 buses, 2,950 were plying on roads.

5:58 AM, 03 Jul

Central Railways Says Extra Trains Arranged from Dombivli

The Central Railways, on Wednesday, 3 July arranged for extra trains from Dombivli and Thane to clear the extra rush caused by the heavy showers. It further said that special trains have been started apart from the Sunday schedule.

6:22 AM, 03 Jul

NCP's Majeed Memon Demands More Attention to Mumbai Rains

NCP leader Majeed Memon, on Wednesday 3 July raised the issue of Mumbai rains in the Rajya Sabha, urging for more attention to be given by the Centre.

“Mumbai rains have been in the news since Sunday, we can see walls collapsing, streets filled with water, people are dying, transport is halted - this is the story every year,” Memon said.

“My request would be that we need to find out some device (mechanism) that helps eliminate this problem every year.”
Majeed Memon, NCP MP

“If the whole country talks about the Mumbai rains, then we should find solutions,” he said. He said that the BMC is not short of money to be able to build a better drainage system or put in place a better management system. Instead it's corruption, mismanagement of resources, and sheer negligence that is the reason, he said.

“Who is responsible for the deaths of the innocent Mumbai working man? I request more attention to be given to the problems in Mumbai.”
Majeed Memon, NCP MP
6:24 AM, 03 Jul

Malad Death Tolls Rises to 24

The death toll in Tuesday’s wall collapse in Malad has risen to 24. A wall collapsed on hutments in Pimpripada area in Malad East.

7:15 AM, 03 Jul

Aviation Minister Updates on Mumbai Airport Closure

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, on Wednesday, 3 July clarified on the closure of the Mumbai airport, saying that the airport has not shut down completely. He clarified that one of the runways which used to take 45 flights per hour, is now taking 36 flights, resulting in some dislocation. He further said that this will be sorted out very quickly.

7:21 AM, 03 Jul

DGCA Issues Another Safety Direction to Airlines

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on Wednesday 3 July issued another safety direction to Indian airlines, that asked them to take precautions during monsoons after at least two planes overshot runways while landing in bad weather conditions.

11:10 AM, 03 Jul

Death Toll Rises to 26 After Wall Collapsed in Malad

The death toll has risen to 26 after a wall collapsed on hutments in Malad East yesterday due to heavy rainfall.

11:17 AM, 03 Jul

Moderate Rains in The City And Suburbs

1:17 PM, 03 Jul

23 Feared Dead After Dam Breach in Maharashtra's Coastal Konkan Region

Twenty three people are feared dead after a dam in Maharashtra's coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages.

Bodies of 11 persons have been recovered so far, a police official said.
7:32 AM, 05 Jul

Death Toll in Malad Wall Collapse Rises to 27

The death toll in the Malad wall collapse has risen to 27, reported ANI. A wall had collapsed on huntsmen in Pimpripada area of Malad (East) in Mumbai on 2 July, due to heavy rainfall.

11:31 AM, 06 Jul

2 Go Missing at Marine Drive

A search operation is currently underway at Marine Drive to locate two people who are believed to have drowned here due to high tide.

3:22 PM, 06 Jul

1 Drowns at Marine Drive

One of the two men who went missing in the waters at Marine Drive due to high tide was declared dead after being pulled out. Search operation for the other continues.

6:47 AM, 08 Jul

No Cancellation, But 3 Diversions Take Place at Mumbai Airport

In Mumbai, due to heavy rains, the visibility is changing every minute. Since 9:15 am, the visibility at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is fluctuating. There is a delay due to weather. No cancellation as of now but 3 diversions took place till now.

(Source: ANI)

6:58 AM, 08 Jul

Andheri Faces Water-Logging Issues

Rainfall leads to water-logging in Andheri Subway, reports ANI.

7:42 AM, 08 Jul

Heavy Rains Return to Mumbai; Rail, Road Traffic Hit

After a break of few days, heavy rains returned to Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, affecting road and rail traffic and briefly disrupting operations at the city airport.

The suburban areas received around 20 mm rainfall in just three hours starting 8.30 am, an official at the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) centre said.

(Source: PTI)

8:12 AM, 08 Jul

Heavy Rainfall Likely to Occur From 9-10 July: IMD

IMD Mumbai said, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at a few places with extremely falls at isolated places in the districts of Raigad, Palghar, and at a few places in the district of Mumbai and Thane on 9-10 July.”

(Source: ANI)

9:00 AM, 08 Jul

Wall Collapses in Andheri, One Woman Trapped Inside

A wall has collapsed in Andheri (East) in suburban Mumbai, and one woman is reportedly trapped inside.

9:28 AM, 08 Jul

Heavy Downpour Floods Mumbai Streets

Streets in Mumbai flooded due to heavy rainfall, visual from Dahisar area. IMD has predicted that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places with extremely falls at isolated places in Raigad and Palghar districts and at a few places in Mumbai and Thane district, reports ANI.

Streets of Dahisar area, Mumbai flooded due to heavy downpour.
Streets of Dahisar area, Mumbai flooded due to heavy downpour.
(Photo: ANI)
10:07 AM, 08 Jul

We Will Try To Pump Out Logged Water As Soon As Possible: BMC

11:12 AM, 08 Jul

Areas of Navi Mumbai See Heavy Flooding

12:20 PM, 08 Jul

Central Railway Local Trains Run Without Disruption

Central Railways has taken to Twitter to inform that trains are running without disruption on the main line, harbour line, transharbour line and 4th corridor.

1:34 PM, 08 Jul

Request Mumbaikars To Take Precautions And Be Safe: Mumbai Police

Mumbai Police has asked citizens to be safe as the IMD has given a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall for the next 24 hours in the city.

3:46 AM, 09 Jul

MeT Predicts Intermittent Rainfall

The MeT department, on Tuesday 9 July, predicted intermittent rainfall in Mumbai.

Published: 01 Jul 2019, 03:35 AM IST

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