Weather Updates: The Met department has issued a red alert indicating heavy to extremely heavy rains for Pune, Satara, and Kolhapur districts in western Maharashtra over the next three days even as the Panchganga river level in Kolhapur rose and is seven feet short of the warning mark as of Wednesday night, officials said. They fear that if the rain continues overnight, the water level of the Panchganga and other rives will Read More
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Orange alert issued for today while a red alert issued for tomorrow in Mumbai, Thane & Palghar. In last 3-4 days central Maharashtra and Konkan region received good rainfall due to favourable conditions of monsoon. It will remain same for next 4-5 days: Jayant Sarkar, IMD, Mumbai – ANI byte
Three labourers from Kerala were killed in a landslide in the district on Wednesday night. The labourers from Kottayam were in their shed on Wednesday night when a portion of a nearby hillock collapsed and fell on it, killing the three instantaneously while leaving another injured, police said. The district has been receiving heavy rainfall for the past few days due to which the incident occurred, they added. The labourers were hired to tap rubber, the police said. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in the district, following which the administration has declared holiday for anganawadis, schools and colleges on July 7. Due to the downpour, many low-lying areas were inundated in this coastal town.
Heavy rain battered China’s northeastern rust belt on Thursday, triggering floods that trapped buses, swamped roads and disrupted commuters in cities, with more storms forecast for coming days.
In Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, its 7.6 million residents were caught off-guard by the unexpectedly heavy rain even though several red alerts, the highest in a four-tier storm warning system, were issued on Wednesday.
Residents woke up to public messages on their mobile phones telling them to delay heading to work and call off any non-essential activities because of “extreme weather”.
Traffic police data showed 52 waterlogged sections of roads, 30 of which were closed.
Two persons were washed away in flood waters and one person was injured after a portion of his house collapsed following heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, officials said on Thursday. At least 32 houses were also partially damaged in different talukas of Palghar due to the heavy showers, an official from the district administration said.
The district received an average 89.27 mm downpour in the 24-hour period ending at 10 am on Thursday, with Wada taluka receiving the maximum 135 mm rainfall. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was kept on alert to provide assistance whenever required, district disaster cell chief Vivekanand Kadam said.
A 51-year-old man, Ramesh Janya Goshe, from Charoti in Dahanu taluka here, was washed away in the flood waters on Thursday. The body was later recovered, an official from the district administration said. On Wednesday, the decomposed body of a man was found in a swollen drain in in Madhuban locality of Vasai township, an official from the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation’s fire services said. A police official said they suspect that the deceased, identified as Rahul Vishwakarma, who worked in a local factory, might have slipped into the drain amid the heavy showers and got washed away. As per a district administration official, a portion of a house collapsed at Vasuri in Vikramgad taluka on Thursday, injuring its resident Krishna Bhauji Bhoye (60).
Mumbai and its adjoining areas continue to receive heavy showers on Thursday, resulting in water-logging at a number of places including railway tracks, which slowed the movement of trains and vehicles on roads. The Central Railway and Western Railway officials said the local trains were operating “normally”, but a number of passengers, mostly office-goers, took to social media and complained that the suburban services were running late by at least 15-20 minutes. READ MORE
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True to the spirit of Mumbai, a city that never sleeps, local train services are running on all corridors despite heavy rain. Thanks to the Indian Railways pre-monsoon preparation. “Monsoon preparatory works has been completed by WR on Mission mode. Meticulous planning & execution of work has yielded positive results and WR has been able to run the train services with minimum disruptions, inspite of heavy rains,” Western Railway (WR) tweeted on Tuesday. READ MORE
Mumbaikars had no respite from heavy rains which continued to lash the city for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday, delaying local train services on the Central Railway route following a wall collapse on a track, officials said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs with very heavy to extremely heavy rains very likely at isolated places on Thursday. The IMD has also predicted the possibility of occasional strong winds reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph, a civic official said. While there was no water-logging on rail tracks in Mumbai, a small portion of a wall collapsed between Masjid and Sandhurst Road stations in south Mumbai on the down (north-bound) track of the Harbour Line, affecting train operations on the route for some time, a Central Railway official said. The suburban services were delayed by a few minutes, due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district, he said. The Western Railway said its “train services were running normal”, but some passengers complained of trains on the route running late by a few minutes and overcrowding in coaches.
The death toll in a landslide place at Panjikal village of Bantval in Dakshina Kannada district has risen to three, while one victim remains under treatment, said Rishikesh Sonawane, Police Superintendent, Dakshina Kannada.
Heavy rain with thunderstorms predicted in Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri, Nainital and Almora districts: Meteorological Centre, Dehradun.
Maharashtra | Red alert issued for Raigad, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg till July 9, while Palghar, Pune, Kolhapur & Satara are on red alert till July 8. Mumbai & Thane are on orange alert till July 10: IMD
Karnataka | With a red alert issued by the IMD amid heavy rains in Udupi, the district’s Deputy Commissioner Kurma Rao M has declared a holiday today (July 7) for Anganwadi schools & colleges. Tourists & fishermen advised not to go to beaches & sea areas.
Continuous, heavy rain in Maharashtra’s bordering areas with Karnataka has caused panic in taluks such as Athani, Chikkodi, Raibag, and Nippani. The district administration has mobilised its resources to deal with a potential flood. The alarm is for three events that occurred concurrently. First, the Panchganga River in Maharashtra has swollen, and the Panchganga’s flow affects the Krishna River, which flows through Belagavi, Bagalkot, and Vijayapura districts. Second, through the Rajapur barrage, Maharashtra has released 25,000 cusecs of water into the Krishna. The inflow to the Krishna may pick up in the coming days, said a report by TOI.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday directed officials in Thane to ensure that roads are free of potholes and that necessary steps should be taken to ensure there is no loss of life during the monsoon. He addressed a meeting of officials in the Thane district and directed them to ensure that there are no fatalities in any natural calamity or due to potholes. Shinde directed civic corporations in the Thane district, the department of PWD, and agencies such as MSRDC, and MMRDA to rid streets of potholes by filling them immediately. He directed officials to fill potholes using the “cold mix method” and monitor the agencies involved in this work. Shinde directed district officials to keep a tab on the flood situation, ensure that there is no loss of life and take all possible precautions, including shifting people to safer places and arranging their stay in camps. The CM also said that the power supply shouldn’t be disrupted.
Data from 10 cities across India has shown that monthly PM2.5 and PM10 levels during the summer months breached the annual CPCB safe limits of 40 micrograms per cubic metre and 60 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively, during these months.
Ten non-attainment cities – Agra, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Lucknow, and Patna – were selected and average PM2.5, PM10 and NO2 levels were analysed for the months of March, April, May, and June. These cities are all part of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) by the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry.
The CPCB’s annual average permissible limits for PM2.5, PM10 and NO2 are 40, 60, and 40 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively. The WHO safe limits are even lower at 5, 15, and 10 micrograms per cubic metre for the three pollutants, respectively.
After a record breaking entry ahead of its scheduled date, the monsoon has gone missing from the national capital, leaving the residents sizzling at temperatures over 36-37 degrees Celsius across the city.
Safdarjung, the city’s base station, recorded 38.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal while the minimum was recorded at 29.4 degrees Celsius, even that two notches above normal.
Even when lot of stations across northwest India received copious amounts of rains, with Himachal Pradesh even witnessing cloud burst situations, except ‘trace’ rainfall at Ridge and 1.5 mm at Delhi University, no other station in Delhi recorded any rainfall.
With humidity ranging between 52 and 83 per cent, Delhiites suffered the sultry weather and hoped for a relief by way of showers but in vain.
Earlier, after light to moderate rainfall on Sunday and barely a drizzle on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast for Monday had predicted moderate rain for Tuesday and heavy rain for Wednesday.
The Met department has issued a red alert indicating heavy to extremely heavy rains for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts in western Maharashtra over the next three days even as the Panchganga river level in Kolhapur rose and is seven feet short of the warning mark as of Wednesday night, officials said. They fear that if the rain continues overnight, the water level of the Panchganga and other rives will reach the warning mark (39 feet) by Thursday morning.
Two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have already been stationed in flood-prone Shirol tehsil and Kolhapur city. Satara and Kolhapur districts are experiencing heavy rainfall, prompting the district administration in Kolhapur to take preemptive measures to tackle any flood situation in the district, which was battered by floods in 2019 and 2021.
Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have already been stationed in flood-prone Shirol tehsil and Kolhapur city. Satara and Kolhapur districts are experiencing heavy rainfall, prompting the district administration in Kolhapur to take preemptive measures to tackle any flood situation in the district, which was battered by floods in 2019 and 2021.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today issued an order prohibiting people from visiting the city beaches on the days for which the IMD has given an ‘orange’ or ‘red’ alert warning of heavy rainfall. It, however, said that the beaches will remain open for people between 6 am and 10 am on such days.
Due to heavy rains, the water level of the Panchganga river at the Rajaram weir in Kolhapur reached 32 feet at 8 pm on Wednesday, seven feet below the waning mark and 11 feet below the danger threshold. The red alert is valid from July 6 to 8 for the Satara district and from July 7 to 9 for the Kolhapur district.
“During this period, the respective regions will witness extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in ghat areas. For Pune, a red alert has been issued for July 7 and July 8,” India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said. According to the district officials, if rains continue to lash the Kolhapur district, the water level of Panchganga, Doodhganga, Warna, Hiranyakeshi, Ghatprabha and Vedganga rivers will reach the warning level by July 7 morning.
The administration has cautioned the citizens to follow the instructions given by authorities. Pravin Darade, the guardian secretary of the Kolhapur district, has directed officials to coordinate with the Karnataka government over the issue of the discharge of water from the Almatti dam to avoid any flood-like situation.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde spoke to Kolhapur district collector Rahul Rekhawar in view of the IMD’s warning, officials said. Meanwhile, a total of 14 families from Gutke village in Mulshi tehsil of Pune district were shifted to temporary residential structures as a precautionary measure considering the possibility of landslides, a senior district official said. Pune Zilla Parishad (ZP) CEO Ayush Prasad visited the village and supervised the shifting of persons and cattle.
“Total 14 families of Gutke Village in Mulshi Taluka were shifted to temporary residential structures built on an open ground as a precautionary measure for landslides,” he said. Last year, it was brought to the notice of the district administration that the land immediately above the habitation had a one-foot slip, Prasad said. “Last year, geologists had rushed to the area. During the study, it was found that there was a landslip. Since it was risky, the residents were shifted to safety,” he added. A landslide occurred on a road leading to the Pratapgad fort in western Maharashtra’s Satara district following heavy rains. There was no report of any casualty, Public Works Department’s executive engineer, Sanjay Sonawane, said earlier in the day.
(with inputs from PTI)