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  Metros   Mumbai  18 Sep 2017  Heavy rains for next 3 days, says IMD

Heavy rains for next 3 days, says IMD

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 18, 2017, 1:16 am IST
Updated : Sep 18, 2017, 1:16 am IST

Several parts of state, including Marathwada, could face downpour.

On August 29, Mumbai received an unexpected 331mm rainfall in the span of 24 hours, which brought the Maximum City to a grinding halt.
 On August 29, Mumbai received an unexpected 331mm rainfall in the span of 24 hours, which brought the Maximum City to a grinding halt.

Mumbai: The India Meteorological Department (IMD)  issued an alert on Sunday that Mumbai, central Maharashtra,  Vidarbha, coastal Konkan and Marathwada may receive heavy showers in the next three days.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials have issued an alert on Sunday that Mumbai and a few other parts of the state including Marathwada, Vidarbha, central Maharashtra and the coastal Konkan region could receive heavy showers in the next three days.

The IMD also warned that the South Konkan region, including Ratnagiri and Sindh-udurg districts, could also face heavy downpour for next three days. 

The Met department also said that there is the probability of heavy rainfall in isolated places in North Konkan, consisting of Mumbai region, and Palghar and Raigad 
districts. 

According to the K.S. Hosalikar, deputy director-general (western region), IMD, “Rains or thundershowers are likely to occur at many places in central Maharashtra. There would be showers at many places in Marathwada and isolated places near Gujarat.”

On August 29, Mumbai received 331mm rainfall in 24 hours. The heavy rains had brought the city to a grinding halt. Many people were stranded in their offices and railway stations for more than 12 hours as the downpour paralysed the local trains services after tracks were submerged. Earlier this week too, the city witnessed the thunderstorm and widespread rainfall. On September 17, 32.2 mm rain was recorded in Santa Cruz observatory and 33.8 mm in Colaba observatory.

The weather alert triggered frantic discussions on various school WhatsApp groups as many citizens were asking whether schools will remain closed on Monday.  BB Chavan, deputy director of education (Mumbai Division), said, “The state government has not issued any notice or circular to us till now. The moment we get anything, it would be sent it to all the schools and junior 
colleges.” 

Perin Bagli, the principal of Activity High School on Peddar Road, said, “Apart from parents and teachers discussing the status of the schools being functional or not, nothing from the government’s side has reached us till now. However, after the August 29 incident, we are fully prepared.” 

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)