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LIVE | Mumbai rains: Heavy downpour, 63 Jet Airways, 8 IndiGo and 3 SpiceJet and 1 GoAir flight cancelled

A Forecast Of Heavy To Very Heavy Rainfall At Few Places With Extremely Heavy Rainfall In Raigad District Adjoining Mumbai Is Expected In The Next 24 Hours, According To IMD Mumbai.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 20 Sep 2017, 06:33:24 PM

New Delhi:

A forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with extremely heavy rainfall in Raigad district adjoining Mumbai is expected in the next 24 hours, according to IMD Mumbai.

Some isolated places are likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall, the forecast stated.

A similar forecast has been issued for south Konkan as well.The IMD (India Meteorological Department) has also predicted that North Madhya Maharashtra would get heavy rainfall at isolated places in the 24 hours beginning September 21. 

High tide is expected at 12:30 PM and height is expected to be 4.54 meters. 

Overnight, Colaba received a rainfall of 191.1 MM, while Santa Cruz received 275.7 MM of rain, BMC Disaster control room informed News Nation.

Other areas received none to minor rain overnight. Trains on all routes are running with a delay of around 10 minutes. Bus services were reported normal.

On Tuesday, heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning lashed the metropolis, slowing down movement of vehicular traffic and suburban trains, and bringing back memories of torrential downpour late last month when the financial capital came to a standstill. 

Here are the live updates:

#6:30 PM: Rains continue to lash Mumbai, visuals from Marine Lines Mumbai Rains

#5:30 PM:  63 Jet Airways, 8 IndiGo and 3 Spice Jet and 1 GoAir flights cancelled due to bad weather at Mumbai airport. 

#1:30 PM: Mumbai: Operations going slow on Runway 14 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport; NOTAM taken up to 1800 hrs

#1:15 PM: More than 50 flights cancelled due to main runway closure at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

#11:15 AM: Six International flights have been diverted from Mumbai to Delhi as the main runway at Mumbai airport is closed.

#10:33 AM: We have removed warning (for heavy rainfall), intermittent rainfall likely over city & suburbs for next 48 hrs: Ajay Kumar, Scientist IMD

#10:29 AM: Now rainfall will decrease, but light to moderate rainfall to continue in Mumbai region: Ajay Kumar, Scientist IMD Mumba

#10:05 AM: Trans-harbour running normally,slight  delay in Harbour&Main line. Uploaded updates of trains on social media: Central Railway, CPRO 

#9:41 AM: Experiencing heavy rainfall&bad tailwinds at CSIA. Flights taking off & landing from secondary runway as main runway is closed: Airport Spox

#9:41 AM: 
There are delays in arrival and departure flights because of the fluctuating weather: Airport Spokesperson

#9:38 AM: At least 13 Mumbai-Delhi flights delayed and 15 cancelled

#9:35 AM: Many flights from Delhi-Mumbai cancelled/delayed due to bad weather and SpiceJet flight incident at Mumbai airport

#9:04 AM: Mumbai city recorded 210 mm rainfall, suburb recorded 303 mm rainfall & Dahanu near Mumbai recorded 304 mm rainfall: KS Hosalikar, DDG IMD

#9:04 AM: 
This has been recorded in the past 24 hours, till 8:30 am. Warnings continue today but situation is improving, keeping a close watch: DDG IMD

#Runway 14 and runway 32 operational at present. Ops underway to take out the aircraft that got stuck in mud last night. It overshot runway on landing at Mumbai airport & got stuck in mud

#Trains cancelled due to Mumbai rains: 

22102 Manmad - CSTM Rajya Rani Express
12118 Manmad LTT Godavari Express
11007 CSTM Pune Deccan Express
22101 CSTM Manmad Rajya Rani Express
12117 LTT Manmad Godavari Express
11010 Pune CSTM Sinhagad Express

#Divertedd trains: 

11025 Bhusaval Pune express
11026 Pune Bhusaval Express

Mumbai Rains: Main runway of Mumbai airport still closed; total 56 flights have been diverted.




Schools to remain closed on Wednesday

Schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have been instructed to remain closed on Wednesday in the backdrop of heavy rains, the Maharashtra government announced on Tuesday night.

“Schools are instructed to remain close tomorrow for safety due to mixed predictions; This holiday will be compensated in Diwali #MumbaiRains,” tweeted Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday.

“The precautionary holiday will be applicable for schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. #MumbaiRains,” Tawde said in another tweet.

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First Published : 20 Sep 2017, 07:38:54 AM