Mumbai Rains, weather today, Maharashtra, Karnataka news: According to IMD data, Colaba received 331.8 mm and Santacruz received 162.3 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Mumbai Maharashtra Rains, weather today: A portion of a house today collapsed in Dadar following heavy rainfall in the city. Mumbai’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) has successfully saved the lives of 16 fishermen in distress at sea about 70 km west of Arnala coast, Thane. The boat was caught up in very rough sea conditions and very high-speed winds prevailing at sea, said Indian Coast Guard.
In Karnataka, Unkal Lake in Hubli is overflowing due to heavy rainfall in and around the city. The water level of Netravathi River rises in Mangaluru following heavy rainfall in the region. IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Mangaluru till August 8.
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa has directed the district in-charge ministers to take precautionary measures in the wake of heavy rainfall across the state. He instructed the ministers to remain in their constituencies and tour the damaged areas. Heavy rainfall is lashing Karnataka as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a red alert in several districts in the state. IMD Bengaluru Director CS Patil has said that Red alert has been announced in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Chikmagalur, Kodagu, and Hassan. Incessant rains have affected lives in these areas.
Meanwhile, Mumbai has received the highest rainfall of the season as a flood-like situation has emerged in the financial capital of India. While Colaba has received the highest rainfall in decades, a high-tide of 4.33 metre was witnessed on Thursday, said India Meteorological Department (IMD). Mumbai city and its adjacent suburbs are very likely to receive few spells of moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 3 to 4 hours, IMD said. Forecasting about Mumbai’s weather, IMD has said that the Maximum temperature will be 29 degrees celsius and the Minimum Temperature will be 24 degrees celsius. Light rain has hit parts of Pune. IMD has predicted ‘generally cloudy sky with moderate rain’ in the city today.
In Maharashtra, 34 roads including 9 state highways have been closed for traffic movement due to flooding in Kolhapur. Rajaram dam was flowing above danger level, District Administration was quoted as saying by ANI.
Different parts of Maharashtra face severe waterlogging and flood-like situation following incessant heavy rainfall. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner IS Chahal has visited Peddar Road where a portion of a wall has collapsed. He says, “4 wards including Colaba, Nariman Point, and Marine Drive received 300 mm rainfall in 4 hours yesterday. It was unprecedented. Waterlogged areas were cleared soon.” Meanwhile, the Thane Municipal Corporation area has been receiving very heavy rainfall since the past 3 days, received 149 mm rainfall on August 5. “We are alert. Assistant and Deputy Commissioners, Fire Brigade on the field. I appeal to residents to not step out of houses unnecessarily,” Thane municipal commissioner said. IMD has predicted ‘Generally cloudy sky with Heavy rain’ in Thane today.
In Mumbai, road and rail traffic has been affected by the heavy rains. Nair Hospital in the city has been flooded as the city received incessant rainfall. According to IMD data, Colaba received 331.8 mm and Santacruz received 162.3 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 16 teams across Maharashtra. Five teams are in Mumbai, 4 teams in Kolhapur, 2 teams in Sangli, and 1 team each in Satara, Thane, Palghar, Nagpur, and Raigad.
In August 1998, the IMD Colaba observatory had received 261.9 mm rainfall in 24 hours. During the deluge of 2005, a staggering 944 mm rainfall was recorded in 24 hours at Santacruz observatory in the suburbs.
BMC has said that Mumbai received the highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours on Wednesday. The civic body has opened temporary shelters for stranded passengers and others at its schools. Police had appealed people not to venture out homes.