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Mumbai Rains: City gears up once again for ‘heavy rainfall’, schools closed

Mumbai Gears Up for 'Extremely Heavy Rainfall', IMD Issues Red Alert

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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.

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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

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.

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.

Also Read: Mumbai Rains: Schools Closed, Flights & Trains Delayed After Heavy Showers

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