Mumbai Rains: City gears up once again for ‘heavy rainfall’, schools closed
Mumbai Gears Up for 'Extremely Heavy Rainfall', IMD Issues Red Alert
Almost every monsoon, Mumbai struggles to cope with the chaos caused by the rain. The suburban trains – the city’s lifeline – are affected and low-lying areas get flooded. Mumbai is once again gearing for extremely heavy rainfall. The Red Alert was issued by the IMD.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted heavy rainfall and has issued a red rain alert for Mumbai and Raigad districts. This indicates precipitation of more than 204 mm in 24 hours starting Thursday morning. The BMC too issued a warning to Mumbaikar’s
Heavy rainfall today & extremely Heavy Rainfall warning in Mumbai City & Suburbs for the next 24 hrs, issued by #IMD . We request #Mumbaikars to avoid venturing around the sea & into water logged areas. Please take care and be careful. For any assistance #Dial1916
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) September 18, 2019
Education minister Ashish Shelar has announced that all schools and junior colleges in Thane, Konkan and Mumbai region will remain shut as the weather department forecast a red alert in these regions. He also asked district collectors to keep an eye on the developments.
In view of heavy rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, holiday is declared for all schools & junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan region for today 19 Sep 2019. District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions. #rain
— ashish shelar (@ShelarAshish) September 18, 2019
KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, IMD, Mumbai said. Apart from Mumbai, isolated places like Palghar, Thane, and Raigad districts are also expected to receive heavy to very heavy rain.
The maximum city has been inundated with rains this monsoon, hitting train and flight services. With another 12 days to go till the end of the month, Mumbai has received 984.3mm rain from September 1 to September 18.