Mumbai Rains: Schools & Colleges To Remain Closed Today

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According to Skymet Weather, heavy rains in Mumbai to continue on Thursday, traffic chaos and waterlogging expected.

According to a report, Santacruz in Mumbai recorded 69 mm of heavy rain in last 21 hours. Many areas of suburbs also received heavy showers.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) weather forecast said that intermittent rain or showers likely in city and suburbs with possibility of extremely heavy falls at isolated places.

The Mumbai police also prepared Mumbaikars for red rain alert. In view of the red alert issued by the IMD, Mumbai Police has advised people to not step out of their homes until necessary. In a tweet, the Mumbai Police said, “The IMD has predicted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining areas for next two days. A red alert has been issued in isolated areas across Mumbai & MMR regions for today. Kindly prepare your day. Ensure Safety. #Dial100 in case of an emergency.”

The red alert by the met department indicates a precipitation of more than 204 mm in 24 hours starting Thursday morning.

All the schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region of Maharashtra would remain closed on Thursday in view of the “extremely heavy” rains warning by the IMD. Mumbai would receive heavy rainfall on Friday, but Raigad will continue to receive extremely heavy showers on the same day, an official said. Due to heavy rainfall forecast by IMD, the state government has declared a holiday for schools and junior colleges in Mumbai and other neighbouring districts.

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