Mumbai continues its fight against heavy downpour with no immediate relief coming from the side of the rain gods. It’s been raining cats and dogs in the city from the past one week and recently the IMD has forecasted heavy rains in the next 48 hours.
Along with Mumbai, the districts of Thane and Palghar are also under heavy rain alerts for the next two days. The IMD has predicted isolated rainfalls in pockets of the three districts. Meanwhile, rail services on the Central Railways route were delayed by around 20 minutes. As of now, no news of waterlogging on roads has surfaced.
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The Santacruz Observatory in Mumbai has received around 25 MM of rainfall for the past 24 hours. The current situation in Mumbai reminds the threat of 2005 when the city was drained by heavy rains and the life of the people came to a standstill.
Raigad Also Under Threat
The district of Raigad is also under the blooming threat of rainfall as predicted by IMD. The Meteorological department has earlier issued an Orange notice in this regard to highlight the severeness of the situation triggered by heavy rainfall.
Advisories For The Public
Schools and Colleges in Mumbai and other districts have been closed as a result of rainfall threat. Advisories have flown in from the departments requesting people to stay behind closed doors and take precautions to prevent water-logging in their vicinity. Next 48 hours remains crucial as the downpour is expected to become heavier.