All lakes that supply water to Mumbai are almost 98 percent full following the monsoon. The city is unlikely to face water supply cut till next monsoon.
All schools and colleges are closed in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan in view of heavy rain warning for today. The IMD has also issued a red alert for Mumbai.
India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai: Generally, cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rain. Heavy rains likely at isolated places in the city & suburbs. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/Z9yi1JlwII— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2019
According to the latest weather forecast by BMC, Mumbai and suburbs will see intermittent showers during the day. Check out BMC's tweet below:
Weather Forecast by I.M.D @ 08:00 - INTERMITTENT RAIN OR SHOWERS LIKELY IN CITY & SUBURBS WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTREMELY HEAVY FALLS AT ISOLATED PLACES.
#Monsoon2019 #MCGMUpdates #MumbaiRains #SafeMonsoon pic.twitter.com/eHOK73hetm— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) September 19, 2019
In view of the Red alert issued, BMC has tweeted urging people to avoid venturing out in waterlogged areas. The tweet says, "Heavy rainfall today & extremely Heavy Rainfall warning in Mumbai City & Suburbs for the next 24 hrs, issued by IMD. We request Mumbaikars to avoid venturing around the sea & into waterlogged areas."
Heavy rainfall today & extremely Heavy Rainfall warning in Mumbai City & Suburbs for the next 24 hrs, issued by #IMD . We request #Mumbaikars to avoid venturing around the sea & into water logged areas. Please take care and be careful. For any assistance #Dial1916— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) September 18, 2019
Mumbai, September 19: In view of the red alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Mumbai and adjoining regions for Thursday, all schools and junior colleges in the alert-sounded have been ordered to remain shut by the state government.
State HRD Minister Ashish Shelar in a tweet said, "In view of heavy rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, a holiday is declared for all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan region for today 19 Sep 2019. District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions."
On Wednesday night several areas of Mumbai including the suburbs, Navi Mumbai, Thane and north regions of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region received heavy rainfall. South Mumbai also received moderate showers.
This monsoon continued to sweep away records after the city reported its wettest September ever on Wednesday, breaking a 65-year-old record. With another 12 days to go till the end of the month, Mumbai has received 984.3mm rain from September 1 to September 18.