Mumbai rainfall breaks 65-year-old record

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Mumbai: Mumbai has received nearly 960 mm rainfall so far in the month of September and broken 65-year old record. In the year 1954, the city received 920 mm of rain. Also according to the reports, Mumbai is also likely to break the record for most rainfall in a single monsoon season. The highest rainfall currently stands at 3,759.7 mm in 1958, and so far Mumbai in this season received 3,544.6 mm of rain.

Rains had disrupted the normal life in Mumbai and also claimed many lives. Now, the weather agency forecast heavy rain for Mumbai, Thane and other parts of the Konkan. All schools and junior colleges have been ordered to remain shut today as a precautionary measure in Mumbai and adjoining areas.

Weather office forecast extremely heavy rainfall over the next 48 hours for Mumbai and neighbouring areas.

Education minister Ashish Shelar on Wednesday took to Twitter and said district collectors elsewhere can take a call depending on the local situation.

Mumbai police have also asked people not to step out of their homes until necessary. They said in a tweet, “Dear Mumbaikars, The IMD has predicted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai and adjoining areas for next 2 days. A red alert has been issued in isolated areas across Mumbai & MMR regions for today. Kindly prepare your day. Ensure Safety!#Dial100 in case of an emergency.”

Since the beginning of the monsoon season, many people died due to rain-related accidents in the city.

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