According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a red alert has been issued for Mumbai due to heavy to extremely heavy rainfall until Thursday. In response to this, the government has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in Mumbai on July 27. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of students and staff members in light of the severe weather conditions. The red alert covers Mumbai, as well as the districts of Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg. The city has already experienced over 100 mm of rainfall in a 12-hour period, resulting in waterlogging and the temporary closure of the Andheri subway.
“Indian Meteorological Department (Mumbai) has issued Extremely Heavy Rainfall Warning (Red Alert) for Mumbai City & Suburban area from 8pm today till tomorrow afternoon In view of this, considering the safety of students as a top priority, the Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Dr. Iqbal Singh Chahal has declared a holiday for all Municipal, Government and Private primary, secondary and higher secondary schools and all colleges in the Mumbai City and Suburbs, on tomorrow Thursday, 27 July 2023. BMC requests all citizens to stay alert, stay indoors and kindly follow instructions from the administration.” Tweeted BMC by informing nitizens about the situation.
Indian Meteorological Department (Mumbai) has issued Extremely Heavy Rainfall Warning (Red Alert) for Mumbai City & Suburban area from 8pm today till tomorrow afternoon
In view of this, considering the safety of students as a top priority, the Municipal Commissioner and…
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) July 26, 2023
More than 100 mm of rain fell in 12 hours, ending at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, in a number of locations, including Fort, Colaba, Nariman Point, Elphinstone Road, Grant Road, and suburbs Andheri, Marol, Jogeshwari, and Goregaon.
According to information provided by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the average rainfall in Mumbai city, the eastern suburbs, and the western suburbs over the same period was 92.82 mm, 80.13 mm, and 94.13 mm, respectively. In the 12 hours ended at 8:30 p.m., the IMD’s Colaba observatory measured 124.8 mm of rainfall, while the Santacruz observatory in the Mumbai suburbs measured 124 mm.