Friday , December 14 2018

High tide alert issued as heavy rains lash Mumbai

MeT has alerted that high tide is anticipated in Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon at 12.03 PM of 4.5mm.


Mumbai: Three weeks after heavy floods, the city of Mumbai has once more suffered a flood after getting heavy rainfall from Tuesday afternoon.

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The Maharashtra government, on Tuesday night, informed schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to stay closed on Wednesday in the stir of heavy rainfalls.

“Schools are taught to stay close tomorrow for protection due to diverse predictions; This holiday will be compensated in Diwali #MumbaiRains,” tweeted Vinod Tawde, Maharashtra education minister.

“The protective holiday will be pertinent for schools and colleges in Mumbai Metropolitan Region. #MumbaiRains,” he said.

Flight operations have been provisionally suspended till 5 am on Wednesday, PTI stated.

The Meteorological Department (MeT) has warned that high tide is anticipated on Wednesday afternoon at 12.03 pm of 4.5mm and also cautioned for heavy rainfall in coming 24 hours.

Ever since Tuesday, Mumbai is seeing heavy rainfall escorted by thunder and lightning which has run to water-logging in several areas like Malad subway, airport, King circle, Hind Mata zone in Dadar.

Mumbai’s lifeline local trains facilities were delayed amid 15 to 20 minutes due to a heavy rainstorm.

On Tuesday evening, even the flight operations at the city airport were postponed for about half an hour because of poor visibility and water-logging on the airstrip.

Certain flights from Goa, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Bangalore were also distracted.

Allegedly, on Tuesday Mumbai logged its second highest rainfall in the month of September in a period of 12 hours.

On August 29th, the city has recorded 297.6 mm rain in 9 hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), higher than any 24-hour rainfall in August in a decade which had fetched the city to a halt, as travelers waded through chest-deep waters.

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