Heavy to moderate rain is expected in the city and surrounding areas. Isolated areas could see very heavy to extremely heavy rain. According to the Mumbai Regional Meteorological Center, gusty winds of 45-55 kmph are expected. It also said that isolated areas could see very heavy rainfall over the next 48 hours.
Mumbai and its surrounding areas were battered by torrential rains on Wednesday morning, causing flooding in many low-lying areas and causing traffic jams, according to officials. On the Central Railway and Western Railway routes, the local trains, which are regarded as the lifeblood of the city, were largely unaffected.
Amid incessant heavy rainfall lashing the city, the Andheri subway continues to remain submerged under the rainwaters
Major roads in Malkangiri and Kalahandi districts were inundated and damaged by an overnight downpour, even as the IMD predicted heavy to very rainfall in nine southern Odisha districts in the next 48 hours, causing damage to at least 10 houses in the Gajapati district.
As catchment areas have received good rainfall over the last few days, officials in Maharashtra's Thane and Palghar districts have warned villages near river banks of a possible dam overflow, officials said on Tuesday.
All districts in the state of Maharashtra have been put on a "red alert" for heavy rains until July 14, as the monsoons begin to lash the state. For the next three days, Mumbai has been placed on an orange alert. On Tuesday, Mumbai's Marine Drive was hit by a high tide, which was accompanied by heavy rain.
"Travel Cautiously" has been issued by police in Mumbai as the city braces itself for more rain.
Mumbai The Central and Western Railway lines were operating normally, according to railway officials, despite the rain. Flooding in some low-lying areas has caused some bus routes to be rerouted, officials say.
On Wednesday, Mumbai and its suburbs were hit with more rain and strong winds, resulting in flooding and traffic jams.
Local trains on the Central Railway and Western Railway, according to railroad officials, are running normally. However, some commuters have reported that local trains are five to ten minutes late.
Flooding in some low-lying areas has caused buses to be diverted on several routes, officials say.
According to a Mumbai traffic police official, the Western Express Highway, which connects the suburbs to south Mumbai, was also congested. As he pointed out, "there was heavy traffic in Borivali, Goregaon, Jogeshwari, Andheri and up to some extent near Bandra as well," he added. Commuters have been instructed by the authorities to make appropriate arrangements for their travel.
Several days of heavy rain have been forecast in Mumbai by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Today, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that Mumbai will experience two high tides - at 11:44 am and 11:38 pm.
Heavy rain has been falling in several parts of Maharashtra for the past few days. A man was killed and two members of his family were injured this morning when a landslide occurred in Vasai, Palghar.
Maharashtra's Pune, Satara, Solapur and Sangli districts have been warned by the Weather Office to expect moderate to intense rainfall over the next three or four hours.
The districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Dhule, Nandurbar, Osmanabad, Aurangabad, Beed, and Nashik have all received similar warnings.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in the state's most vulnerable areas, a civic official said.
According to the Maharashtra State Disaster Management Department, 76 people have died and 839 houses have been damaged since June 1 due to rain-related incidents in the state.
Disaster management and rehabilitation teams relocated at least 4,916 people to safer areas, establishing 35 relief camps as well, according to the report.
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