The water level at the Old Railway Bridge was 204.94 m, at 6 pm, said Central Water Commission (CWC).
Lashed by heavy downpour during the afternoon, the city plunged into darkness around 3pm. The heavy showers were triggered by deep depression over Northeast Bay of Bengal, off the Bangladesh coast, bringing ‘orange warning’ of heavy to very heavy rainfall between 7-20cm by the weather office for Kolkata and seven other districts of south Bengal, today.
Mumbai was on a 'Red' alert and the city recorded 83.23 mm rains, its eastern suburbs 62.72 mm, and the western suburbs 95.01 mm till 6 p.m., as per the BMC Disaster Control.
Two helicopters and six boats were pressed into service to rescue people while holiday has been declared for educational institutions.
The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for the districts of Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod.
Due to heavy downpours in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at least nine people have died in rain-related incidents, and the province's Lower and Upper Chitral districts have been declared in an emergency till August 15, according to Dawn.