Mumbai Rains: Red alert issued for the city

Red alert issued by IMD for Mumbai following heavy rainfall.

Mumbai Rains: Red alert issued for the city

A red alert has been issued in Mumbai and Thane by IMD. It is noteworthy, that city has been receiving nonstop rains for last two days and the life has come to an absolute standstill today (Wednesday). Since morning, Mumbai has received an average of around 15 cm rain while Thane and Palghar notched 18 cm and 17 cm precipitation. There was earlier an orange alert issued for the city, which has now changed to red. 

Many people have been reporting of being stuck in traffic for hours together and there is also difficulty in getting autos and cabs. Due to water-logging many trains are either running late or have been cancelled altogether. In wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for the rest of the day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to keep the schools shut today.

As per flightradar, there is a delay of 45 mins to an hour for all flights landing and taking off from Mumbai. 

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As per the IMD forecast, Mumbai will continue to get heavy rain at isolated places till September 6. As a matter of fact, an ‘orange alert’ with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall has also been issued for September 6. For those unaware, an orange alert is issued when there are chances of extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and rail closures. There is also potential for power cuts in an orange alert. During this alert, people should be ready for evacuation and have food packets and other emergency material ready.

There is waterlogging in many areas including stations like Sion, Parel, Dadar, Thane, Kanjurmarg and Byculla. Stay tuned with the Rain Live Updates at- Mumbai Rains Live Updates

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