The weather office has issued a “red alert” for heavy rain on Wednesday in Mumbai. The city has reported nearly 300 mm of rain in some parts on Tuesday, at least 10 times more than usual. Five people were killed in incidents attributed to the nonstop downpour.
Schools and colleges will be closed on Wednesday. Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis tweeted to say that people in and around Mumbai are “advised to stay back home unless there is an emergency” but “essential services” will be up.
Flights and trains were postponed. There is waist-high water at several places and traffic was choked all over the city. “Stay Safe,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged in a tweet.
The met office has said that while Mumbai may see less intense rain today, with the storm moving away, they expect heavy rain for at least 24 hours more. Tuesday’s rain was the heaviest since July 2005, when floods paralysed the city.