Mumbai Records The Wettest July Ever; Schools Shut, IMD Issues Red Alert

by Shreya Shriyan
Mumbai Records The Wettest July Ever; Schools Shut, IMD Issues Red Alert

Mumbai is currently grappling with relentless heavy rains that have taken over the city, leading to significant challenges in various areas. The downpour has caused waterlogging, disrupted transportation, and impacted normal life. So, it comes as no surprise that Mumbai has recorded its wettest July on record, forcing IMD to issue a red alert. 

Mumbai Records Wettest July Ever; IMD Issues Red Alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that Mumbai recorded its wettest July ever on July 26. A record 1557.8 mm of rainfall was registered after intense showers throughout the day, reports Hindustan Times. 

In 2020, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory, representing Mumbai’s suburbs, recorded the previous wettest July on record with 1,502 mm of rainfall. However, this year, as of July 26, 2023, at 8.30 pm, the record was surpassed with a total of 1,557.8 mm of rainfall recorded by the same observatory. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced this milestone, breaking the previous July rainfall record, stated the reports. Throughout the day on July 26, Mumbai endured incessant heavy rains. The weather office responded by upgrading the alert level from ‘orange’ to ‘red,’ starting on the night of July 26 until the afternoon of July 27.

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Schools And Colleges In The Metro City To Be Shut

On July 26, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) made an announcement. They declared a holiday for all government and private schools and colleges on July 27. The decision was taken due to the heavy rainfall forecast for the city, reported Hindustan Times. 

Reports also stated that the University of Mumbai has cancelled all examinations scheduled for Thursday across the city. IT also said that the new dates for these exams will be announced,  later.

As the rain situation in Mumbai continues to intensify, authorities are taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of residents. As the monsoon season progresses, the focus remains on safeguarding lives and properties. With relief and rescue operations in full swing. 

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Citizens are urged to stay alert and follow official advisories to ensure their safety during this challenging weather event. The collective efforts of individuals, organizations, and government bodies play a crucial role in managing the consequences of heavy rainfall and supporting affected communities.

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