Red Alert Issued; Heavy Rains Anticipated Today in Mumbai ; 10 Facts

Red Alert Issued; Heavy Rains Anticipated Today in Mumbai; 10 Facts
Red Alert Issued; Heavy Rains Anticipated Today in Mumbai; 10 Facts

 

The Meteorological Department predicts heavy to heavy rainfall in Mumbai today.

Mumbai:
The Meteorological Department is forecasting heavy rain today and Mumbai is expected to continue unabated. The city has not had a respite from the heavy rain since Monday.

Here are the ten most recent updates on Mumbai’s rain:

  1. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for Mumbai and surrounding areas today.
  2. The Meteorological Agency has forecast heavy to very heavy rain today in Mumbai, Thane, Pargha, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurq.
  3. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned people from going to the beach on days of red or orange alerts.
  4. The citizens’ group said the measure was taken to prevent drownings in the Arabian Sea.
  5. On days with heavy rainfall forecast, the beach will remain open from 6am to 10am.
  6. Rain continued to hit Mumbai for the fourth day in a row yesterday. Waterlogging and traffic congestion were reported in some areas.
  7. The island city (south of Mumbai) received 82mm of rain on Thursday, while the eastern and western suburbs received 109mm and 106mm respectively.
  8. Local train services on the Central Rail line were affected yesterday as walls on the tracks collapsed.
  9. Western Rail said yesterday that its “train services are operating normally”, but some passengers have complained that trains on the route are several minutes late and carriages are overcrowded.
  10. Traffic on the Mumbai-Goa National Highway has been diverted following a landslide on the Parshuram Ghat section near Chiplun. They added that the Ghat will be closed to traffic for the next two days as work to remove debris is underway.

 

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