Live updates: Heavy rains to lash Mumbai, suburbs; orange alert declared

Due to heavy rainfall forecast by IMD, the State government has declared a holiday for schools and junior colleges.


Mumbai continues to cripple under incessant rainfall, with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting heavier showers in the city and suburbs on Thursday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in central Maharashtra and Marathwada, said IMD. The MET Dept has issued a red alert and predicted torrential rains in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad over the next 24 hours as low pressure builds over the Bay of Bengal. Due to heavy rainfall forecast by IMD, the state government has declared a holiday for schools and junior colleges.

Here are the live updates:

05 September 2019
23:38 PM

Cloudy sky with moderate rains likely to lash the city and suburbs. 

15:55 PM

According to IMD, "Intermittent rain or showers with possibility of heavy falls at few places in city and suburbs."

15:53 PM

Water flowing above danger level on Bridge no. 14 between Sasangir-Talala. Train no.52933 Veraval-Amreli has been cancelled.

14:04 PM

Dadar-Chennai Egmore Express has been delayed by 4 hours in view of the torrential rains lashing Mumbai and suburbs since Tuesday.

14:04 PM

Dadar-Jalna Janshatabdi Express has been rescheduled for 5:30 pm, after a delay of 3 hours and 30 minutes.

12:40 PM

11019 CSMT-Bhuvaneshwar Konark Express scheduled to depart at 15:05 hours on Thursday has been rescheduled at 16:40 hrs on 5.9.2019 (Delay by 95 minutes).

16339 CSMT-Nagercoil Express scheduled to depart at 1210 hours on 5.9.2019 has been rescheduled at 1505 hrs on 5.9.2019 (Delay by 2 hours 55 minutes).

12:38 PM

15548 LTT-Jayanagar (Patna) Antyodaya Express scheduled to depart at 1120 hours on Thursday is rescheduled at 1750 hours on Thursday, with a delay of 6 hours 30 minutes.

12:35 PM

12171 LTT-Haridwar AC Express scheduled to depart at 07:55 am on Thursday has been rescheduled for 4:40 pm on Thurday, with a delay of 8 hours and 45 minutes.

12:34 PM

Operations at Mumbai International airport are normal. However, there are certain cancellations and delays due to torrential rains of Thursday.

11:43 AM

The Main line, Harbor line, and Western line train services running between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Thane, which were disrupted due to heavy rains in Mumbai, have been resumed. All the officers and employees of the railway are taking prompt action to ensure that the passengers do not face any kind of inconvenience, says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

11:40 AM

Train services have been severely hit in Mumbai due to incessant rainfall since Tuesday. The Western, Central Railways have diverted, rescheduled or cancelled the trains plying on the route. Due to heavy downpour, the state government too has declared a holiday for schools and junior colleges.

Here's a list of the trains cancelled, diverted, rescheduled in Western Line, Central Line, Harbour Line.

10:04 AM

A six-year-old child was found dead on Thursday after he fell into an open gutter in Mumbai's Nala Sopara area. The incident occurred as several drains in the area were opened due to torrential rainfall happening in Mumbai and suburbs over the past two days.

Read full story here.

09:59 AM

Mumbai City Meteorological Centre forecasts that in some places in the city and suburbs, heavy rainfall is likely to be heavy at 3:15 pm.

09:58 AM

The water level has receded in almost all parts of Mumbai. NDRF teams have been kept on alert and on stand by at Kurla, Parel and Andheri areas of the city, news agency ANI says.

09:55 AM

Boat recue service has been started from King's Circle station till Manva Seva Sang station by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to help anyone who has been stranded due to waterlogging amif heavy rainfall.

09:37 AM

Electicity has been cut off in areas adjoining to Mumbai including Nalasopara, Virar, and Vasai due to excessive rainfall. Over 2 lakh people are suffering power outage due to the rains.


09:28 AM

Rainfall in Mumbai's Santacruz crosses 3,000 mm mark on Thursday, September 5. Santacruz witnessed 3078.2 mm of rainfall till Thursday morning while Colaba recorded 2162.2 mm rainfall. The respective record rainfall marks were crossed earlier in 2010 for Colaba and 2011 for Santacruz.


09:22 AM

217.4 mm rainfall recorded in Mumbai on Wednesday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, the second-highest rainfall recorded in the ongoing monsoon season in Mumbai. Earlier, Mumbai witnessed a record rainfall of 375 mm from July 1-2, the highest of this monsoon.


09:20 AM

As many as 20 flights from the Mumbai airport have been cancelled due to the incessent rainfall in the city and waterlogging on the airport runway areas. Around 300 other flights stand delayed over heavy rainfall.

09:17 AM

The weather department has issued an orange alert in Mumbai and adjoining areas for Thursday, entailing heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated areas. A green alert has been issued for Friday, forecasting slight relief for Mumbaikars from the torrential downpour.

07:45 AM

Western Railway, Chief Public Relations Officer says, "Three trains, Surat-Mumbai Central, Mumbai Central-Surat, & Bandra T -VAPI cancelled due to heavy rains & water-logging, at Nallasopara in Mumbai., news agency ANI reports.

07:42 AM

Due to heavy rains and waterlogging in Mumbai area, following trains plying on Central Railway are short terminated /short originated/ cancelled/re-scheduled. Dates given are Journey Commencing On (JCO).

Trains Restored
 1. 01007 CSMT- Sawantwadi JCO 5.9.2019 and Rescheduled at 04.30 hrs 
2. 01008 Sawantwadi - CSMT JCO 5.9.2019 

Trains Rescheduled/ Re-rescheduled 
1. 22119 CSMT - Madgaon JCO 5.9.2019 Rescheduled at 06.00 hrs 
2. 17411 CSMT- Kolhapur JCO 4.9.2019 Re-rescheduled at 04.30 hrs on 5.9.2019 
3. 11003 Dadar - Sawantwadi JCO 5.9.2019 Rescheduled at 11.30 hrs 

Trains Cancelled 1. 17411 CSMT - KolhapuriC0 5.9.2019 

Trains Short Originating 1. 51027 CSMT- Bijapur Passenger JCO 05.9.2019 will short originate from Daund.


07:39 AM

Local train towards Andheri has left Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSMT) at 5:22 am. Services towards Panvel from CSMT will resume soon, tweets Central Railway.

07:36 AM

Local trains services- Western line, Harbour line, and Central line begin plying with minor delays due to incessent rain and waterlogging in the city. Central line trains are running 20 minutes late, Western line 20 minutes late and Harbour line 15 minutes late.

07:34 AM

Western Railway's suburban services are running normal on all four lines, tweets Western Railway.

07:27 AM

Following trains have been cancelled due to repercussions of heavy rains and water logging at Mumbai's Nallasopara on Wednesday, says Central Railway.

1 12922 (Surat-Mumbai Central) JCO 05.09.2019.

2 12921 (Mumbai Central -Surat) JCO 05.09.2019

3 59045 (Bandra T -VAPI) JCO 05.09.2019.

07:23 AM

Passengers were clicked sleeping outside the Mumbai domestic Airport due to flight delays, caused by rainfall in the city, news agency ANI said.

07:21 AM

In view of heavy rains today & rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, a holiday is declared for all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Kokan regions for Thursday, September 5, 2019, says Maharashtra state government.

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