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Mumbai Rains: Heaviest Rainfall Recorded After 46 Years, CM Uddhav Thackeray Asks People to Stay Indoors

By Preeti Soodan Devgan -
  • Updated
  • :
  • 6th August 2020,
  • 12:33 PM

Mumbai Rains: Heavy rains and cyclonic winds had already hit the city and in neighbouring areas with the speed of 107 kmph leaving suburban trains and buses in Kiosk.

Mumbai Rains

Mumbai Rains

Mumbai: Heavy Rainfall has plunged in Mumbai city and suburbs with an average of 1-2 cm rainfall per hour and the winds blowing at the speed of 60-70 kmph occasionally and gusting at the speed of 80 kmph. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted,” Rainfall realised during (0830 hrs IST of 5th Aug to 0830 hrs IST of 6th Aug 2020) at –

Mumbai-Colaba:- 331.8mm.
Mumbai-Santacruz:- 162.3mm.

As per reports, the latest satellite and radar observations reveal that Mumbai has also received 64 per cent of rainfall in the initial 5 days of August.

Heavy rains and cyclonic winds had already hit Mumbai and in neighbouring areas with the speed of 107 kmph leaving suburban trains and buses in Kiosk. Due to heavy rainfall in South Mumbai’s Colaba area and Waterlogging at Shaikh Mistri Durgah Road, BPT Colony Sky Walk, Sakkar Panchayat, Khetwadi, Maharshi Karve Road, Nair Hospital, CP Tank, Masjid Bunder areas of the island city, apart from Postal Colony (Chembur), Pragati Niwas(Govandi) of the eastern suburb of Mumbai have disturbed the normal life of the people.

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Therefore, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray has appealed to all the people to stay in their homes and requested to only come out for their extreme essential needs. He also said,” Weather Department in its forecast told that the heavy rainfall is expected in another 3 to 4 hours“. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured CM Uddav Thackeray of all the possible support for Mumbai and the surrounding cities which will be affected by floods, waterlogging and rainfall.

By looking at the situation Traffic has been routed from Gandhi Market (Sion), Shell Colony Road via Chembur Naka, Mumbai Central, Gol Deval, Nair Hospital Road via Boman Behram Marg and Sant Rohidas Chowk and to handle the situation Police force has been deployed in the areas. 16 teams have been pre-positioned in Maharashtra. 5 teams in Mumbai, 4 teams in Kolhapur, 2 teams in Sangli, and 1 team each in Satara, Thane, Palghar, Nagpur, Raigad as per a report from the sources of leading News Agency.

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Maharashtra is at the top list with 146268 active Coronavirus cases with 10309 recorded fresh positive cases in the last 24 hours and 16476 has already lost their lives because of this contagious virus. On the contrary, Monsoon has hit record with the highest rainfall ever after 46 years. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) observatories at Colaba and Santacruz have transcended the season’s average rainfall of 2,066mm and 2,260.4mm, respectively, for four months in a span of about two months. So far, IMD Colaba has recorded 2,301.8mm and Santacruz 2,338.2mm.

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