Red alert for Mumbai on September 19; Five things to know

After the very heavy spell during the Ganesh Utsav 2019, hefty Mumbai rains are all set to return on September 19 and 20

Red alert for Mumbai on September 19; Five things to know

It seems that Mumbai might be receiving some final showers before bidding final farewell from the incessant rains this season. On Wednesday, Skymet issued a red alert for September 19 and 20 and predicted extremely heavy rains. IMD had already shared a red alert for Sep 19 and said that isolates parts in the city and surrounding areas will continue to get rain from Sep 19 to Sep 22.

Here are five things to know

Surrounding areas also warned of heavy rainfall

While there is a high possibility of Mumbai receiving incessant rains, parts of Palghar, Vashi, Thane, Kharghar, Raigad, Nerul, Panvel, Badlapur and adjoining areas will also receive rains during the same time period. 

Mumbaikars lashed by heavy rains on Wednesday

Parts of the city received heavy rainfall on Wednesday as well. Till the time of filing this story, Mumbai had recorded 38 mm of rain (in a span of 3 hours on September 18 by 6:00 pm). There were also reports of a thunderstorm from various parts of the city and its suburbs. 

City Receives An All-Time High Rainfall According To IMD Data

According To The Reports By The Disaster Management Cell Of The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) And The Maharashtra Government, On September 16, Mumbai Had Experienced The Wettest-Ever Monsoon.

Before 2019, the all-time record for rainfall was in 3,451.6 mm in 1954. While IMD had denied approving the statement, the reports have been prepared on the basis of data provided by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Traffic woes might haunt Mumbaikars

Mumbai Rains have been a prevalent factor affecting traffic in Mumbai. Therefore, IMD has stated that the heavy rains will also make commuting difficult, and contribute to traffic chaos over the city. In the past, we have seen local and Best busses being impacted due to rain. Hence, BMC has tweeted that citizens should get out of the house only if necessary on Thursday.

BMC warns citizens to 'avoid venturing around sea'

In the meantime, the municipal corporation has warned Mumbaikars of 'extremely heavy rainfall' in the city. BMC has also requested Mumbaikars to avoid venturing around the sea and into waterlogged areas. 

School, colleges to remain shut

The government has announced that school and junior colleges will remain shut today as a preventive measure