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Heavy rains hit Mumbai again; schools, colleges to remain shut today, BMC on alert

Three weeks after rains returned to haunt Mumbai with the maximum city receiving between 40mm and 130mm of rainfall on Tuesday.

Parts of Colaba, Churchgate, CST, Dadar, Worli, Bandra, Santacruz, Vile Parle, Andheri, and Borivli received very heavy rainfall from Tuesday afternoon onwards.

Meanwhile, weather observatory has predicted heavy rain falls and for the safety of students the state government has declared a holiday on Wednesday.

State Education Minister Vinod Tawde said that the department will compensate by reducing a day from the Diwali vacations.

Operations at the Mumbai International Airport remain suspended until this morning, with a total of 56 flights diverted.They have partly resumed this morning.

Train services, too, are slowly resuming.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had on Sunday predicted that the city is likely to witness heavy rainfall till Friday.

However, the metropolis did not receive any significant amount of rainfall yesterday.

On August 29, Mumbai received more than 300 mm rainfall that crippled transport services and threw normal life out of gear.

High tide is expected at 12.03 pm on Wednesday — which, in effect, means if it is raining heavily at noon, several low-lying areas will flood

So it’s best to avoid stepping out at noon or get to your destination before noon.

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