Heavy rains with stormy winds at 107 kmph lash Mumbai, people asked to remain indoors
Mumbai/IBNS: The Mumbai weather, which was already witnessing heavy rains for the last two days, became rough on Wednesday with winds picking up and reaching upto 107 km per hour by the evening.
Due to the degradation in the weather, Mumbai Police issued a warning for the people to not venture out.
We request Mumbaikars to stay indoors and not venture out unless it’s extremely essential. Practice all necessary precautions and do not venture out near the shore or water logged areas. Please #Dial100 in any emergency. Take care & stay safe Mumbai #MumbaiRains— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) August 5, 2020
Maharashtra Minister and CM Uddhav Thackeray's son Aaditya Thackeray also tweeted to urge people to stay indoors as Mumbai streets braved stormy rains.
Requesting all to remain indoors. Mumbai is lashed with high velocity winds and extremely heavy rain as we all can witness. I request all, especially journalists trying to cover this to remain safe. Stay put wherever you are," Aaditya Thackeray tweeted.
Requesting all to remain indoors. Mumbai is lashed with high velocity winds and extremely heavy rain as we all can witness. I request all, especially journalists trying to cover this to remain safe. Stay put wherever you are— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) August 5, 2020
While we’ve asked all to stay home, the police and urban/ rural local bodies staff are on streets and are braving the stormy rains.— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) August 5, 2020
Please stay home and stay put wherever indoors you are across the entire belt receiving rains
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's Office said he has reviewed the situation in Mumbai and adjoining areas.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has asked @mybmc to stay on high alert as heavy rains continue in Mumbai for the 2nd consecutive day. Since @Indiametdept predicts heavy rains will continue till tomorrow, CM has appealed to the citizens to stay home and venture out only if essential— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) August 5, 2020
The officials were put on alert in view of the met office predictions.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray also reviewed the situation with district collectors of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Kolhapur, Thane and Raigad districts as they have been experiencing heavy rainfall.— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) August 5, 2020
According to the Met Office, winds were gushing at a speed 60-70 km per hour over Colaba. The area also received 22.9 cm rainfall.
The Central Railway informed in a tweet that due to heavy rain and waterlogging, train services on harbour line between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Vashi and on the main line to Thane have been suspended.
Train Update :— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) August 5, 2020
Due to heavy rain and waterlogging, the train services on harbour line between CSMT- Vashi and on Main line between CSMT- Thane have been suspended.
Information will be updated from time to time further.
Images shared in social media also provided a glimpse of the wreckage created by the heavy winds with trees falling, cars overturning or roofs getting damaged.