Mumbai, Sep 19 : All schools and junior colleges have been closed in Mumbai, Thane and the Konkan region for Thursday after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted extremely heavy rainfall on Thursday in Mumbai and its adjoining district Raigad.
Thunderstorm accompanied with intense spells of rain likely to occur in the districts of Thane and Palghar during the next 4 hours.
In its forecast, the met department also indicated at a precipitation of more than 204 mm in the next 24 hours. Mumbai is expected to be lashed by heavy rains on Friday only while Raigad is predicted to witness heavy downpour on both the days.
Maharashtra Minister of School Education Ashish Shelar tweeted, “”In view of heavy rainfall forecasts, a holiday is declared for all schools & junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region today. District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions.”
Mumbai’s suburbs received heavy rain on Wednesday night. Versova recorded 50 mm rain within three hours, KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, IMD, Mumbai said. Apart from Mumbai, isolated places like Palghar, Thane, and Raigad districts are also expected to receive heavy to very heavy rain.