Several people died in house collapses triggered by landslides as incessant overnight rains pounded Mumbai and nearby areas, with the city witnessing severe waterlogging.
Incessant overnight rains threw parts of Mumbai out of gear on Sunday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Mumbai in the backdrop of heavy rains, a BMC official said.
As heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs, the Tulsi lake, one of the seven reservoirs supplying drinking water to the metropolis, overflowed on Friday, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
Recent storms across parts of western Europe made rivers and reservoirs burst their banks, triggering flash floods overnight after the saturated soil couldn’t absorb any more water.
Monsoon rains hit the city on Tuesday after a long wait and brought 29 mm of rainfall on the first day. According to officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), more rain is expected during the day, with the maximum temperature expected to settle at around 34 degrees Celsius.
Even as the monsoon rain reached the desert district of Jaisalmer and Ganganagar on Monday, it gave Delhi and parts of Haryana a miss. Himachal Pradesh, however, was inundated with water after heavy rains lashed the region.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places over several parts of north India including Delhi by Monday morning.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall in all the 33 districts of Gujarat on Sunday and Monday.
Heavy rain accompanied by a thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds will be witnessed over the next couple of days across several states in India, the IMD said.
A man died on Thursday night after a wall collapsed in Mumbai's Mulund amid heavy rains.
As per the weather forecast, light to moderate rain (1-3 cm) at many places with isolated heavy rain (6-7cm) may continue over Punjab, Haryana including Chandigarh during the next 48 hours.
The maximum temperature breached the 44 degrees Celsius mark in parts of Delhi on Wednesday, even as winds carrying dust from Rajasthan pushed the capital's air quality to the "very poor" category, according to India Meteorological Department.
Due to heavy rains & waterlogging near Chunabhatti railway station, train services on Harbour line b/w CSMT- Vashi suspended from 10.20 am. On Main line due to waterlogging in Sion-Kurla section, services have been suspended from CSMT- Thane from 10.20 am: Central railway CPRO
The findings show that the risk of flash flooding on urban areas has likely increased in recent decades, due to the expanding impermeable landscape increasing surface runoff, and increased extreme rainfall, while increases are projected to continue.
According to the weather department, the spell of heavy rainfall is likely to continue tomorrow as well. After that, as the current easterly wave will weaken, there will be no heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu from January 14 onwards.
Tamil Nadu capital Chennai on Tuesday witnessed incessant rains, sending alert for those living on the banks of Adyar river. The authorities are gearing up to release surplus water from the Chembarambakkam Reservoir.
According to a MeT Department official, heavy rainfall was reported in areas across Delhi and minimum temperatures have increased due to clouding and easterly winds.
The minimum temperature in Delhi is likely to rise to 9 degrees Celsius in the next two to three days under the influence of the western disturbance, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said on Saturday.
Nearly a week after Cyclone Nivar battered southern India, another storm is very likely to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4, the second time in a week, the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.