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Schools closed in Mumbai today due to ‘extremely heavy rainfall’

Mumbai | The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert and forecasted extremely heavy rainfall on Thursday in Mumbai and adjoining Raigad district.

This indicates precipitation of more than 204 mm in 24 hours starting Thursday morning, said an IMD official.

However, the city would receive heavy rainfall on Friday, but Raigad will continue to receive extremely heavy showers that day also, the official said.

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.

Mumbai Police has advised people to not step out of their homes until necessary. It tweeted, “The IMD has predicted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining areas for next 2 days. A red alert has been issued in isolated areas across Mumbai & MMR regions for today. Kindly prepare your day. Eure Safety”!

According to SkymetWeather, Heavy rains to continue today, traffic chaos and water logging expected. Santacruz in Mumbai recorded 69mm of heavy rain in last 21 hours. Many areas of suburbs also received heavy showers.

With another 12 days to go till the end of the month, the city has received 984.3mm rain from September 1 to September 18.

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