The IMD had predicted three-days rain from Sunday, but showers started only since Tuesday

With the havoc created by the August 29 downpour fresh in the memories, Mumbai is bracing for another spell of rain on Wednesday. The IMD had predicted three-days rain from Sunday, but showers started only since Tuesday.The weather stations at Santa Cruz and Colaba recorded 137 mm and 142 mm of rainfall respectively on Tuesday. In a statement, the Education Minister’s office said all educational institutions will remain closed on Wednesday, for students’ safety.

With the weather department forecasting more rain, the civic administration and other agencies have geared up to tackle any eventuality.Heavy rains pounded the city and suburbs for the second day today. “Several parts of the metropolis, including South Mumbai, Borivali, Kandivili, Andheri and Bhandup, received heavy rainfall. However, no untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of the city,”

 The Mumbai Police has warned of a high tide at 12.03 pm and 6.04 pm today. Western Railway (Mumbai) says all stranded long distance trains have been cleared. Suburban services are also running on all lines of Western Railway from Church Gate to Dahanu Road. A forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with extremely heavy rainfall in Raigad district adjoining Mumbai is expected in the next 24 hours, according to IMD Mumbai.

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