‘Extremely heavy rainfall’ warning in Mumbai, schools closed
Mumbai city and the adjoining areas are likely to witness “extremely heavy rainfall” on Thursday, said an IMD official.
New Delhi, Sept 19: Mumbai city and the adjoining areas are likely to witness “extremely heavy rainfall” on Thursday, said an IMD official.All schools and junior colleges in Mumbai and neighbouring areas are closed today.The weather office has issued a red alert--indicating "extremely heavy rainfall"--for Mumbai and neighbouring Raigad, news agency PTI reported quoting weather officials.
"In view of heavy rainfall forecasts, a holiday is declared for all schools & junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region today. District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions," Maharashtra Minister of School Education Ashish Shelar tweeted.
Mumbai's suburbs received heavy rain on Wednesday night. Versova recorded 50 mm rain within three hours, KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, IMD, Mumbai said.
Apart from Mumbai, Palghar and Thane are also expected to receive heavy to very heavy rain.
Mumbai has received heavy rain this monsoon, leading to delayed flights, traffic jams and flooding of homes.
News24 Bureau with Agencies
Image Courtesy: Google