Updated on Aug 8, 06:15 PM: Kolhapur records 18 mm rain today, more showers ahead
Kolhapur has recorded 18 mm of rains in last nine hours, and more rains are expected to be seen today and through the night. These showers will be mostly moderate in nature and isolated heavy rains may be seen in pockets.
Moreover, expect rainfall activities to be seen in the city of Kolhapur tomorrow as well.
Updated on Aug 8, 4:15 PM: Rains in Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur are likely to continue
Rains are expected to continue in cities of Sangli, Satara, and Kolhapur for a couple of more days. However, rains in Pune and Nashik will continue to be on the lesser side.
After a couple of more days, rains may see a reduction. However, with water bodies overflowing, floodwaters will take a while to recede.
Updated on Aug 8, 12:15 PM: Rain in Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Solapur kills 16 in less than a week
At least 16 people have lost their lives in less than a week in Pune due to incessant rains that have been lashing the Pune division which consists of five districts.
The highest casualty was seen in Satara district where rains claimed seven lives. Four people have died in Pune, while two people lost their lives in Sangli and two in Kolhapur. One person has also been killed in Solapur.
Updated on Aug 7, 8:30 PM: All dams of Pune, Satara and Kolhapur are full
Updated on Aug 7, 8:15 PM: Incessant rains continued to lash several parts of the city on Wednesday. As a result, there is massive waterlogging and a flood-like situation in many parts of the city and its suburbs.
Updated on Aug 7, 8:00 PM: All schools and colleges in five tehsils each of Pune, and Raigad districts including Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts are closed.
Updated on Aug 7, 7:30 PM: Total 132,360 people of 28397 families have been evacuated from all five districts of Pune Division- Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Pune.
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Updated on Aug 6, 7:30 PM: Schools and colleges to remain closed tomorrow for Maval, Mulshi, Bhor and Velhe taluks
Holiday has been declared tomorrow for schools and colleges in Maval, Mulshi, Bhor and Velhe talukas.
Updated on Aug 6, 4:00 PM: Major crack in Kasara Ghat road due to rains, bus services from Karnataka to Pune, Mumbai halted
A major crack on the road halted traffic on the Mumbai-Nashik highway in Maharashtra's Kasara Ghat. The crack developed on Monday night after heavy rainfall. All buses bound for Mumbai, Kolhapur and Shirdi from Karnataka have been stopped.
Updated on Aug 6, 1:25 PM: The rising water levels in the Mula, Mutha and Pavana forced the traffic police to close six of the 30 bridges in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad - Rajiv Gandhi bridge from Aundh to Sangvi, Old Sangvi bridge, Dapodi-Bopodi bridge, Old Holkar bridge, Baba Bhide bridge and Tilak bridge.
Updated on Aug 6, 12:45 PM: Heavy Monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Pune, severe waterlogging in many areas
Heavy Monsoon rains to the tune of 22 mm have wreaked havoc in the city of Pune with severe waterlogging as observed in many areas such as Chikhali, Wakad, Sangvi, Aundh, Dattawadi, Erandwane, Mangalwar Peth, Kasba Peth, and Somwar peth during the last 24 hours.
Updated on August 6, 12:30 PM: The Busiest stretch of NH 4 between Pune and Bengaluru damaged, courtesy landslide
The National Highway 4 has been damaged due to a landslide caused by continuous rains near Karnataka and Maharashtra border. The damaged road falls at Shiroli, near Kolhapur. In fact, heavy to very heavy rains are being witnessed in Kolhapur for the last three days. Owing to the impact of the landslide, the road has broken into parts bringing the vehicular movement on this busy stretch to a grinding halt.
Updated on August 6, 09:45 AM: Water released from dams, 5000 shifted to safe places in Pune
Due to rising water levels in Pavana, Mula and Mutha, the traffic police had closed six out of 30 bridges in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad on Monday. Water release from Khadakwasla Dam also took place at the rate of 45474 cusecs into the Mutha River, which happened to be the highest discharge rate in the last 8 years.
As water entered the homes of people, at least 5000 of them were shifted to community halls and schools. The NDRF and Fire Brigade rescued more than 600 people.
Now, as per weathermen at Skymet Weather, rains in Pune are expected to see a reduction but the possibility of one odd localised spells cannot be ruled out.
Updated on August 5, 8:30 PM: Schools and colleges to remain closed in Pune tomorrow, in wake of downpour
In the wake of rains in Pune, the District Collector, Nawal Kishore Ram has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in the district tomorrow.
Updated on Aug 5, 6:30 PM: Pavana river in Pimpri Chinchwad in spate, structures on banks inundated
The Pavana river, which flows through Pimpri Chinchwad, was in full spate and its overflowing waters even breached the safety walls in some areas. The irrigation department released water at 19,770 cubic feet per second (Cusecs) into the river from the Pavana dam on Monday morning.
Updated on Aug 5, 6:00 PM: 17 trains, including Mumbai-Pune intercity services, cancelled due to continuous rains
A total of 17 trains, including the intercity express trains between Mumbai and Pune, have been cancelled due to rains on Monday, Pune's divisional railway manager said. Central Railway officials said that work on different tracks along many sections is going on and they are trying to restore normalcy. These cancellations are for today only. The southeast ghat section (Karjat-Lonavla) and the northeast ghat section (Kasara Igatpuri) is still sensitive, sources said as rains are continuing and restoration works, after the landslides on Saturday and Sunday, is being carried out. Among the trains which have been cancelled include 12111 Mumbai-Amravati Express, 12110 Manmad-Mumbai Panchavati Express, 12109 Mumbai-Manmad Panchavati Express, 22102 Manmad-Mumbai Rajyarani Express, 22101 Mumbai-Manmad Rajyarani Express amd 12118 Manmad-LTT Express. Similarly, 12117 LTT-Manmad Express, 51424 Manmad-Igatpuri Passenger, 51423 Igatpuri-Manmad Passenger, 51401 Pune-Manmad Passenger, 51402 Manmad-Pune Passenger, 51154 Bhusaval-Mumbai Passenger, 51153 Mumbai-Bhusaval Passenger, 22107 Mumbai-Latur Express and 22103 Allahabad-LTT Express are cacenlled.
Updated on August 5, 04:10 PM: Rain in Pune to continue for a couple of hours, reduction thereafter
Rainfall in Pune has once again picked up pace and some heavy showers have been seen in the past couple of hours. Western districts of Pune have been witnessing rains and will continue to do so for the next couple of hours. Moreover, these rains will continue for the next couple of hours, to reduce thereafter.
Updated on August 5, 08:40 AM: Pune sees 38 mm rain in last 21 hours, heavy showers not expected today
Rain in Pune has been wreaking havoc over the city. So much so that schools have been declared closed in the city in view of heavy rainfall forecast for the city. Similarly, schools in Mumbai have also been declared closed.
Meanwhile, in the last 21 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday, Pune has recorded 38 mm of rains. Today, heavy showers are not to be seen but moderate rains are expected in some parts of the city.
All in all, relief is in sight as hefty rains will take a backseat which will help in flood waters to recede from the region. However, it will not be an immediate one and the city will take some time to get back to normalcy.
Updated on August 4, 5:23 PM: District Collector orders school holiday in Pune tomorrow in wake of heavy downpour
In the wake of heavy rains in Pune, the District Collector, Nawal Kishore Ram has declared a holiday for all schools in the district tomorrow.
Updated on August 4, 5:18 PM: Heavy rains disrupt rail traffic in Pune, 500 families shifted as flood-like situation hits the city
In the last 24 hours, heavy rains to the tune of 45.9 mm have lashed the city of Pune. Heavy Monsoon showers have resulted in water-logging at several places.
Low-lying areas in the city were on alert after water was released into the Mutha river on Sunday due incessant rains in the catchment areas of dams.
The heavy downpour in Pune, Mumbai and in the adjoining areas has affected train traffic between the two cities. In fact, a minor landslide near Lonavala was also reported, thus blocking railway tracks, leading to delayed trains coming to Pune from the city of Mumbai. The landslide has resulted in diversion of the Mumbai-Pune train traffic via Kalyan-Kasara-Nashik-Manmad.
Not only this, the Pune Municipal Corporation has shifted more than 500 families to safer locations as a flood-like situation has popped up in the city.
The reason for these showers can be attributed to the offshore Trough extending from Gujarat Coast up to Kerala Coast. As this system will persist for some more time, the rainfall activities will continue for the next 24 hours.
Rains will be moderate in nature and the weather would continue to remain pleasant and comfortable. These conditions are likely during the next 24 hours. Thereafter, rains may taper over the region.
During this period, the chances of landslides over the hilly regions of the city cannot be ruled out.
At present, the day temperatures are settling around 27 degree Celsius. Once the rainfall recedes, maximums will start increasing slowly.
Besides Pune, other cities in Madhya Maharashtra too will record moderate rains with isolated heavy spells during the coming days.
Due to good amounts of rain, Madhya Maharashtra is standing rain surplus by 41%, as on August 3. During the next 24 hours as well the Monsoon rains would continue to lash, thus improving the rain surplus of the region even further.
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