The India Meteorological department (IMD) has issued heavy rainfall alert for tomorrow, Sunday, predicting massive downpour in Mumbai and suburban region.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has warned citizens against venturing around the sea.
Message by BMC Commissioner:
Heavy Rainfall Warning for Mumbai City and Suburbs
As per warning from IMD about extremely heavy rainfall on 28th July 2019 citizens to note and avoid venturing around sea. For any assistance please dial 1916 helpline.
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 27, 2019
Flight operations have resumed to normal as the rainfall has lost intensity. Although the downpour continues, water levels have receded in most parts of the city.
"Flight operations, at the airport, are normal with a few delays," said the Public Relations Officer of Mumbai International Airports Limited (MIAL).
The orange alert, which was issued in Kalyan, Raigad, Thane and other peripheries of Mumbai suburban region, will continue to remain as rainfall is still continuing in the region.
In 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Friday till 8:30 am on Saturday, Badlapur recorded rainfall of 338 mm.
Maharashtra: People wade through chest-deep water in Ulhasnagar of Thane district. Several parts of the state are flooded due to heavy rainfall.
Maharashtra: People wade through chest-deep water in Ulhasnagar of Thane district. Several parts of the state are flooded due to heavy rainfall. pic.twitter.com/UaaXD4tW96
— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah: Teams of NDRF, Navy, IAF, Railways and state administration have safely rescued all the 700 passengers stranded on Mahalaxmi Express near Mumbai. We were closely monitoring the entire operation. Kudos to the rescue teams for their exemplary effort.
In 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Friday till 8:30 am on Saturday, Mumbai's Santa Cruz recorded rainfall of 219 mm.
— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) July 27, 2019
A special train with 19 coaches will leave from Kalyan to Kolhapur with the passengers of Mahalaxmi Express, says Central Railway.
Mumbai, July 27: Heavy rainfall continued to lash Mumbai on Saturday, triggering flood-like situations in several areas. In the wake of the incessant rainfall, waterlogging and traffic jams were reported in several parts of the city since Friday. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai in the next 24 hours. Moreover, in the wake of the current weather conditions, the weather department also issued an orange alert, as the authorities prepare for a heavy downpour. Mumbai Rains: Part of Wall on Second Floor of Khakhar Building Collapses After Heavy Rainfall.
According to the IMD, the Konkan region was likely to be one of the wettest regions in the country during the next 24 hours as rainfall activity has increased significantly. In the wake of heavy rainfall, highways adjoining cities like Mumbai, Dahanu, Alibaug and Ratnagiri have been put on alert. There was massive waterlogging and traffic jams across the city, with no respite from the heavy downpour. Areas including Mumbai, Airoli and Navi Mumbai saw a sustained downpour since Friday morning.
Waterlogging was reported from several areas in Bandra, Andheri, Vidyavihar, Chembur, Airoli, and Nerul. Moreover, 17 flights were diverted and many delayed by up to an hour in Mumbai on Friday evening due to heavy rain and low visibility.