IMD Issues Red Alert For Extremely Heavy Rains In Mumbai

The alert is issued for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts after several areas were waterlogged and restricted.

Jessica David

August 5, 2020

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and some other parts of Maharashtra for Wednesday (August 5). The red alert was issued for the second consecutive day as rains continued to lash Mumbai and adjoining districts since Tuesday (August 4). The alert was issued for Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts. While the warning for Mumbai is only for Wednesday, that for Thane, Palghar and Nashik is for Wednesday and Thursday (August 5-6).

On Tuesday, several areas were waterlogged in the city, hampering the movement of people. Transport services on the main and harbour lines of Wadala and Parel remain suspended. However, shuttle services between Vashi, Panvel and Kalyan were operational, Mumbai’s Central Rail Chief Public Relations Officer confirmed. The intensity of rain is likely to decrease from August 6. The weather department has predicted more intense showers during the day.

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