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  • November rain surprises for Mumbaikars, city to witness light showers for next three days: IMD

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars were surprised to experience rainfall at few locations across the city on Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted cloudy weather and light showers for the next three days as well. “We were surprised to witness light drizzle and there was cloudiness the entire day. Such drastic change in the climatic condition could result in spread of diseases,” said Anuradha Narnaware, a resident of Thane.

  • Diwali dampener? IMD forecasts heavy rains in Mumbai during Diwali

    Mumbai: As the festival of Diwali has kicked in, the weather gods are in no mood to relent as IMD has forecasted heavy rains during Diwali. The suburbs witnessed heavy thundershowers on Monday night with the Santacruz observatory recording 31.1 mm of rainfall.

  • Mumbai: More rainfall in next two-three days, says IMD

    Mumbai: Heavy showers on Sunday lashed parts of the city, mainly western suburbs, playing spoiler for Diwali preparations. The Met department said the rain was caused due to retreating monsoon which is still in transition.

  • Mumbai Rains: 3 killed by lightning in Palghar, 1 in Worli

    Mumbai: A 35-year-old man died after being struck by lightning in south Mumbai, police  said today.The incident took place around 5 pm near the Mahalaxmi temple in Gamdevi area. The deceased was identified as Pravin Tukaram Jadhav, resident of Worli area. Heavy rains accompanied by lightning wreaked havoc in Palghar district neighbouring  Mumbai as well, leaving three persons dead and 15 injured in separate incidents.

  • Mumbai rains: Heavy showers, thunderstorms lash city again

    Maximum city is all set to experience another nightmarish experience due to the monsoon and Mumbaikars are a worried lot as clouds gather overhead promising to pummel the populace again. On Friday, the weather department stated that Mumbai is likely to experience a spell or two of rain or thundershowers, according to a report by the Indian Express. The department further said that similar weather is expected to continue till Monday in the city,

  • Elphinstone stampede

    Elphinstone tragedy musings: In praise of the Mumbai Spirit, that does not exist

    Every time a tragedy befalls Mumbai, be it heavy rains, building collapses or stampedes, like the latest one in Elphinstone Road railway station, along with stories of calamity, there is another entity that is often brought to the fore – the Mumbai Spirit. Politicians, the media and sometimes we ourselves, go gaga over how this spirit and resilience of Mumbai remains intact despite all

  • Mumbai Rains

    Mumbai Rains: Relief for Mumbaikars as heavy showers stay away despite forecast

    Mumbai, after receiving heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, finally got some respite from rains on Thursday. But the worst is not over yet. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) which had earlier forecast thundershowers on Sunday, are now expecting the same on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (September 26 and 27).

  • Main runway at Mumbai airport now fully operational

    Mumbai: The main runway 09/27 was made operational at Mumbai airport on late Wednesday night after the airport operator removed the SpiceJet aircraft which had skidded after landing amid heavy rains.

  • Mumbai: BMC seeks NOC from railways to build box drain at Andheri subway

    Mumbai: It has always been the case that whenever there is heavy rainfall the first area that gets affected are the subways of Mumbai city. Even after the installation of dewatering pumps by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the Andheri subway continues to get flooded.

  • Respite for Mumbai after two days of rains

    Mumbai: After two days of incessant rains which threw normal life out of gear in the megalopolis and its satellite townships, the city woke up to relatively clear skies this morning.

  • Mumbai: Angry passengers stage rail roko at Chembur station over train delays, see pics

    Mumbai: On Thursday, the passengers of Harbour line got down on the tracks at Chembur station to protest delay in local train services. Reportedly, due to this protest, the up and down routes of the Harbour line had to been completely stopped. Currently, Railway Police Force is trying to remove the angry passengers from the railway tracks. However, due to this rail road protest, the entire schedule of the harbour line has collapsed.

  • Mumbai Rains: Sigh of relief for Mumbaikars, as rains stop

    Mumbai: After witnessing heavy rainfall the situation in Mumbai, improved on Wednesday evening. The incessant pouring stopped today evening and the water-logging in many areas has been cleared.

  • Mumbai Rains: City receives heavy rainfall, fears from August 29 dog denizens

    Mumbai: As predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai received heavy rainfall in the city and neighbouring parts on Tuesday and Wednesday. The city recorded up to 200 millimeters of rainfall in the western part of the city. In the past 24 hours areas like Andheri, Borivali, Dahisar witnessed rainfall of 300mm, which is considered as extremely heavy.

  • Mumbai rains: 108 Flights cancelled; Fliers grounded; 4 Washed away; 7 Swimmers missing

    Mumbai: This is becoming an annual ritual: the monsoon spills over late into September and more often than not catches the city unawares. If this was the season’s parting shot, then, for the record, on Wednesday, Mumbai recorded the highest average rainfall for 24 hours at a stretch in September in a decade.

  • Flights normalised, now Mumbai airport clear

    Mumbai: Aircraft movements at the main runway of the Mumbai airport was restored last night after the airport operator removed the SpiceJet aircraft which had skidded after landing amid heavy rains on Tuesday.