Mumbai schools shut today as rain lashes city, red alert issued
Moderate showers began across south Mumbai from 10.30pm onwards. From 8.30am to 10.30pm, Mumbai suburbs recorded 54mm rain while 2.2mm was recorded in south Mumbai.Updated: Sep 19, 2019 01:05 IST
On Wednesday night, loud claps of thunder and flashes of lightning with heavy rain was recorded across parts of the Mumbai suburbs, Navi Mumbai, Thane and further north of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
State education minister Ashish Shelar tweeted that keeping in view the heavy rainfall forecasts all schools and junior colleges in Thane, Mumbai, and Konkan region on Thursday shall remain closed and he also asked district collectors to closely observe the latest developments.
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
Moderate showers began across south Mumbai from 10.30pm onwards. From 8.30am to 10.30pm, Mumbai suburbs recorded 54mm rain while 2.2mm was recorded in south Mumbai.
A red alert, warning of extremely heavy rain, has been issued for Mumbai and Raigad for Thursday by the India Meteorological Department.