Indian Meteorological Department (Mumbai) has issued Extremely Heavy Rainfall Warning (Red Alert) for Mumbai City & Suburban area from 8pm today till tomorrow afternoon
In view of this, considering the safety of students as a top priority, the Municipal Commissioner and Administratior Dr. Iqbal Singh Chahal has declared a holiday for all Municipal, Government and Private primary, secondary and higher secondary schools and all colleges in the Mumbai City and Suburbs, on tomorrow Thursday, 27 July 2023.
BMC requests all citizens to stay alert, stay indoors and kindly follow instructions from the administration
Huge chaos at Bandra near Lilavati Hospital. Ambulances reported to be stuck
Heavy water logging reported at BKC flyover on Western Express Highway, north bound.
Heavy rains predicted in Mumbai for Thursday (July 27) too
Mumbai was pounded by heavy rains on Wednesday and the rainfall only increases as the day progresses. However, an update issued says Thursday will be a rainy day too, with no respite for Mumbaikars from the downpour.
Water-logging at Andheri subway
Mumbai witnessed heavy rainfall on Wednesday (July 26) as expected, given the orange alert sounded for the city by IMD. As usual, Andheri subway and the area close to it was water-logged following heavy rains.
Intense spell of rain in South Mumbai and suburban parts
Intense spell of rain in South Mumbai and suburban parts of the city reported. An orange alert has been issued for Mumbai on Wednesday.
Check High Tide And Low Tide Timing For Today
26 July 2023
Heavy rain in Mumbai city and suburbs with possibility of very heavy rain at isolated places.
Possibility of occasional strong winds reaching 45-55 kmph.
High Tide - 1711 hours - 3.50 Meter
Low Tide - 2350 hours - 1.44 Meter
Water-Logging Outside Oberoi Mall In Goregaon
Visuals of water-logging from outside the Oberoi Mall in Goregaon surfaced on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Orange alert has been issued in Mumbai and heavy rainds predicted in the city.
VPotholes compound woes of Mumbaikars
A day after heavy traffic jam was witnessed on Sion-Panvel highway due to potholes and its repair work, visuals shared by a user showed multiple potholes near Dahisar Check Naka causing trouble to commuters.
Netizen shares sarcastic tweet on pothole infested roads in the city
A netizen shared a video showing multiple potholes on city roads and took potshots at the much romanticised Mumbai rains. The user's sarcastic tone highlight the issue commuters face due to potholes.
Commuter shares video of usual traffic woes on a rainy day in city
A bike rider shared the ordeal of riding and getting stuck in a traffic jam during a rainy day in the city. Watch the video below.
Scattered rainfall in parts of the city
Scattered rainfall on Wednesday morning in parts of the city. Rainfall is expected to pick up as the day progresses.
Watch: Tansa lake overflows
Among the 7 lakes that supply water to Mumbaikars, Tansa Lake has started overflowing today (July 26, 2023) at 4:35 AM, tweeted BMC.
Vihar lake overflows, check pic
Vihar Lake near Vihar village on the Mithi River within the precincts of the Borivali National Park, also called the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, overflowed as rains helped water-levels rise in the lake.
Vihar lake located in Mumbai is the second lake to overflow in this monsoon. The lake has capacity to supply 90 million litres of water everyday to Mumbai.
However, the total water stock in the seven lakes that supply water to the city stood at just 55% of the required stock on Tuesday. BMC said that 10% water cut will continue at least till July.
Vihar lake overflows |
City remembers 26 July, 2005 - the day torrential rains drowned Mumbai
July 26 marks the anniversary of 26 July, 2005, a day when Mumbai received record 940 mm rainfall in 24 hours and the city drowned due to torrential rainfall. Highways looked like rivers and nullahs flowed like river stream on the day when Mumbai - the city that never sleeps - was stopped and thrown off track due to heavy rains and flooding.
Commuters share experience of facing traffic woes on Tuesday evening
Various commuters faced traffic issues on Tuesday as potholes, rainfall and other factors held up those travelling in long jams. Check a user narrating his ordeal in a tweet.
Orange And Red Alert For City & Pune Respectively; Heavy To Very Heavy Rainfall Forecast For Raigad
The ongoing rainfall has already provided Mumbai with 1,348mm of rainfall in July, the highest for the month since 2020. IMD has issued an orange alert for Mumbai and Thane on Wednesday, which means heavy to very heavy rainfall at islolated places. Red alert has been issued for Raigad, indicating heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.
The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Regional Meteorological Centre in Mumbai has upgraded the alert for Pune district from Orange to Red, predicting extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places and ghat areas of the district until July 27. Residents are advised to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions during this period of intense weather conditions.