The Indian meteorological department has on Wednesday predcited “extremely heavy rainfall” on Thursday in Mumbai and adjoining Raigad district. Several areas in Mumbai including suburbs, Navi Mumbai, Thane received heavy rainfall on Wednesday night. A red rain alert has been issued by the weather department, indicating “extremely heavy rainfall” in parts of Mumbai and Raigad districts.
As a precautionary measure, state education minister Asish Shelar announced that all the schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan region will remain closed on 19 Sep 2019.
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
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a tweet urged the Mumbaikars to avoid venturing around the sea and into water logged areas.
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— à¤®à¤¾à¤ÂÂà¥€ Mumbai, à¤†à¤ªà¤²à¥€ BMC (@mybmc) September 18, 2019
Mumbai is likely to receive a precipitation of more than 204 mm in 24 hours which starts from Thursday morning, an IMD official said.
Along with Mumbai, the IMD forecasts indicate that isolated places over Vidarbha, Konkan, Goa, Telangana, Interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal are likely to receive heavy rainfall throughout the day.