Mumbai rains: Navi Mumbai schools shut till July 9, rivers near ’danger’ mark as heavy rains lash city | 10 points

Mumbai, Navi Mumbai declares holiday in schools due to ongoing heavy rains in Mumbai. Kundalika and Kalu rivers in neighboring districts reach dangerous levels with 'red' alert issued for heavy rainfall.

Written By Arshdeep kaur
First Published8 Jul 2024, 09:46 PM IST
Mumbai, Jul 08 (ANI): Chunabhatti Railway Station gets waterlogged amid heavy rain, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Mumbai, Jul 08 (ANI): Chunabhatti Railway Station gets waterlogged amid heavy rain, in Mumbai on Monday. (ANI Photo) (Deepak Salvi)

As incessant rains continue in the city, schools and colleges in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai will remain closed on Tuesday (9 July). Schools in Raigad and Thane will also remain closed tomorrow. 

The Kundalika River and Kalu River in its neighbouring districts have also reportedly swollen to a near a point of danger as the weather agency issues a ‘red’ alert for very heavy rainfall.

Also Read | Mumbai rains LIVE Updates: Rivers near danger mark amid Red Alert

Here are 10 top updates from Mumbai:

  • In this background, keeping in mind the safety of the students, all schools, colleges in Mumbai have been declared holiday tomorrow, Tuesday 9th July 2024.
  • Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has declared a holiday in all schools in its limits on 9th July. All govt and private schools to remain closed, according to NMMC Education department orders.
  • Due to heavy rain warning (red alert) in Raigad district, keeping in mind the safety of the students, all the schools and colleges in Raigad have been declared holiday on Tuesday 9th July: Raigad collector office
  • Thane District Council has declared a holiday for schools tomorrow in view of heavy rain warning by IMD
  • As heavy rains have continued in Mumbai and around for over 24 hours now, the Kundalika River in Raigad and Kalu River in Thane are nearing their danger mark.

Also Read | Mumbai Rains: Have local train services resumed amid torrential downpour?
  • With a warning level at 23 meters, the Kundalika River is flowing at 22.5 meters. While the Kalu river, who has a warning level of 102 meters, is flowing at 101.1 meters, Superintendent Engineer of Thane region said.
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red’ alert for very heavy rainfall in Mumbai today (8 July). The city has been witnessing severe water logging, and suspended railway and flight services since morning.
  • According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, Raigad and Ratnagiri are also very likely to witness very heavy rains today, and the Met Department has issued a red alert for these districts too.

Also Read | Mumbai rains: IMD issues ’red’ alert for ’very heavy’ rainfall today
  • Mumbai city recorded 101.8 mm of rainfall in nine hours on Monday, nearly seven times more than its suburbs in the same period, while some other parts of Maharashtra also experienced heavy showers, said the weather office.
  • The Colaba weather station, which records weather parameters for the island city, registered 101.8 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, said Sushma Nair, scientist, IMD Mumbai.
  • On the contrary, the Santacruz weather station, which measures weather parameters for Mumbai's suburbs, recorded only 14.8 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, she said.

Also Read | Mumbai Rains: ’Orange’ alert issued for extremely heavy rainfall till July 12
  • Heavy rains in some low-lying areas led to waterlogging and disruption of suburban train services, said the civic body. Water-logging was reported from Worli, Buntara Bhavan, in Kurla East, King's Circle area of Mumbai, Dadar and Vidyavihar Railway Station.
  • Central Railway services have also faced significant disruptions due to rain-induced waterlogging on Monday despite installing high-capacity pumps in low-lying areas, inconveniencing thousands of passengers as local trains stopped on tracks for hours. Many out-station trains on their way to Mumbai also remained stranded.

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First Published:8 Jul 2024, 09:46 PM IST
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