Mumbaikars woke up to submerged roads and waterlogged tracks as heavy rainfall lashed the city on Tuesday night. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains at isolated places in the city and suburbs for today. Heavy showers will continue for the next two days, IMD has warned.
Daily commuters are in trouble as railway tracks are submerged in several areas like Sion. Traffic has been diverted due to waterlogged roads in several parts of the city.
Mumbai received 51 mm rains in three hours in the morning, according to Skymet officials. Intense showers are expected in next 2-3 hours over Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Palghar and Thane, predicts Skymet.
This morning, 8 people were left injured after three cars collided with each other in Andheri, due to low visibility following heavy rainfall in the city. Earlier this month, at least 30 people had died when a wall collapsed near Malad due to incessant rainfall.
Catch all the latest updates of Mumbai rains here:
6.30 pm: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday warned of heavy rainfall in the Thane district here over the next four hours.
"Intense spells of rain likely to occur in the Thane district during next four hours," a release by IMD Mumbai read.
The streets in Bhiwandi city here got waterlogged following heavy rainfall today.
The locals faced problems in moving around the city and the usual business was affected due to the waterlogging.
4.10 pm: 'We are closely observing the cloud conditions,' said IMD official.
4.00 pm: Intense thunder clouds are seen over Mumbai and suburbs. Heavy rain to continue for next few hours, said Skymet Weather.
3.40 pm: "Security forces as well as the National Disaster Response Force and disaster management cells of the respective districts have been informed about it," said IMD official
3.30 pm: Heavy rainfall is likely at many places in neighbouring Raigad district and Ratnagiri in the Konkan region, IMD official told ANI.
3.20 pm: "The low-pressure area that is developing will bring more showers to the Mumbai region in next 48 hours," IMD official said.
3.10 pm: IMD official said a system of clouds was moving towards Mumbai from the Arabian Sea on the west coast.
2.35 pm: Sufficient water storage in our reservoirs, the civic official said
"Heavy rains have ensured sufficient water storage in our six reservoirs, which is good news for everyone," the civic official said.
2.29 pm: The local trains on the Western Line were, however, running as per schedule.
"Inspite of heavy rains during night, WR suburban services are running normal," the Western Railway tweeted.
2.24 pm: Nearly 171 mm rainfall was recorded at the India Meteorological Department observatory at Colaba in south Mumbai between 8.30 am on Tuesday and 5.30 am on Wednesday, an IMD official said
2.20 pm: The heavy downpour since midnight caused water-logging in low-lying areas of Sion, Dadar, Mumbai Central, Kurla, Andheri and Sakinaka.
2.15 pm: Eight people were injured after three cars collided in suburban Andheri due to poor visibility amid the heavy downpour.
2.05 pm: Roads waterlogged in King's Circle area of Mumbai, following heavy rains in the city.
1.55 pm: Heavy showers to continue in Mumbai today, said IMD.
1.07 pm: Intermittent good spell will continue in Santa cruz, Bhiwandi, Vasai and Mira Bhayander during next 1-2 hours, said Skymet
1.00 pm: Rain intensity would decrease over Colaba, Navi Mumbai, Panvel and Thane during next 2-3 hours, said Skymet.
12.35 pm: Schedules of flights arriving at and departing from Mumbai Airport were also hampered as visibility dropped to 300 metres.
12.05 pm: A cyclonic circulation would bring more rain showers to the city in the next two days, said IMD
12.02 pm: India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai
11.59 am: India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a heavy rainfall warning for Mumbai
11.55 am: Continuous rainfall causes huge traffic snarls at major junctions on Wednesday.
11.50 am: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai inundated several areas across the city including Sion, Matunga, Mahim, Andheri, Malad and Dahisar.
11.35 am: Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely at many places in neighbouring Raigad district and Ratnagiri in the Konkan region.
11.20 am: "A system of clouds is moving towards Mumbai from the Arabian Sea. The low pressure area that is developing will bring more showers to the Mumbai region in next 48 hours," the IMD official said.
11.00 am: Alankar Talkies to Bhendi Bazaar traffic diversion has been restored.
10.49 am: IMD Colaba observatory recorded 173.6 mm of rainfall in past 24 hours, ending at 8.30am on Wednesday.
10.41 am: The visibility at the Mumbai airport has also dropped, Skymet reported.
10.26 am: Waterlogging was reported from some areas in the suburbs, especially across Andheri and Sion.
10.18 am: Due to heavy rains in Mumbai, flights to and from Mumbai may be impacted throughout the day, budget airlines Vistara wrote on Twitter.
10.15 am: Intense shower from the last night caused water logging in several parts of Dadar and Hindmata, says Skymet Weather.
10.10 am: Following traffic routes have been diverted
— Goregaon Siddharth Hospital traffic diverted via Gajanan Maharaj Chowk
— Alankar Talkies to Bhendi Bazaar Traffic Diverted via Don Taki to J.J. Hospital
10.05 am: Widespread heavy rainfall over Mumbai city and suburbs and around in last 12 hours, says IMD.
Colaba received 171 mm rainfall in last 12 hours where as Santacruz received 58 mm rainfall.
9:58 am: ANI reported that flight arrivals and departures from Mumbai airport were affected after visibility dropped to 300 metres.
9:56 am: Sion appears to be among the worst affected areas in Mumbai today as not only roads but even train tracks were submerged in water.
9:55 am: Traffic jams were reported from several areas of Mumbai like Sion, Matunga, Mahim, Andheri, Malad and Dahisar.
9:53 am: Western Railways tweeted that in spite of heavy rains during night, local train services were running normal.
9:45 am: Central Railway officials said suburban train services are running on all four corridors of the rail line but there is a 10-15 minute delay on the main line in between Kurla and Sion, due to water logging in low lying areas.
9.20 am: Santa Cruz witnessed 59 mm of rainfall during the last three hours, says Skymet
9.10 am: Roads are waterlogged near Sion area. Traffic has been diverted.
9.05 am: Heavy rainfall to continue in Mumbai for next 2-3 hours, says IMD.