Mumbai Rains: IMD issues 'extremely heavy downpour' warning for Mumbai

Updated: Sep 19, 2019, 15:55 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Due to Mumbai rains, all the schools and junior colleges in Thane, Mumbai and Konkan region of Maharashtra would remain closed on Thursday in view of the Mumbai weather forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department

Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi
Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

In view of the Mumbai Rains that occurred on Wednesday, the Met. Department predicted 'extremely heavy rainfall' on Thursday as per its Mumbai weather forecast in the city and adjoining Raigad district due to which all the schools and junior colleges in Thane, Mumbai and Konkan region of Maharashtra would remain closed on Thursday. "The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red rain alert, indicating "extremely heavy rainfall", for the city and Raigad districts, said an IMD official. "This indicates precipitation of more than 204 mm in 24 hours starting Thursday morning," he said. 

 

Rain forecast

Red alert issued for Mumbai

In view of the red alert issued for Mumbai by IMD, Mumbai Police on social media platform, Twitter has advised people to not step out of their homes until necessary. The red alert by the MET department indicates precipitation of more than 204 mm in 24 hours starting Thursday morning, an official said.

BMC advised people to exercise caution

Raigad, Nashik, Pune, and Aurangabad also to receive rainfall

However, Mumbai would receive heavy rainfall on Friday, but Raigad, Nashik, Pune, and Aurangabad will continue to receive extremely heavy showers that day also, the official said. All the schools and junior colleges in Thane, Mumbai and Konkan region of Maharashtra would remain closed on Thursday in view of the "extremely heavy" downpour warning by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

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Ashish Shelar declared a holiday for schools and colleges

Ashish Shelar, the Education minister took to social media platform, Twitter on Wednesday and announced the Maharashtra government's decision to declare a holiday for schools and junior colleges in Thane, Mumbai and Konkan region in view of the red alert. His tweet read, "In view of heavy rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, a 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.

Amount of rainfall received

According to private weather forecast agency, Skymet, Santa Cruz in Mumbai has witnessed 63 mm of rains in the last 15 hours. In the past nine hours, the observatory has witnessed more than 50 mm of rains.

With inputs from PTI

Also Read: Heavy rains predicted in Mumbai on Thursday and Friday, IMD issues 'red' alert

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