Schools In Maharashtra's Thane District Closed Today Due To IMD Alert Of Heavy Rainfall
The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall warning for Maharashtra's Thane district on July 28. As a precautionary measure, the district administration has decided to suspend all schools in the area for the day. This closure includes government, private, and aided schools and colleges, affecting students from classes 1 to 12. The expected high rainfall and potential heavy downpours could make commuting to school inconvenient and unsafe for the students.
The safety of the students being of utmost importance, the district authorities have declared a holiday for all district-run schools on July 28, 2023. This decision comes after Maharashtra experienced strong to very high rainfall over the past week, leading to landslides and floods in some regions. Palghar district has also closed its schools due to the severe rain on the same day.
Furthermore, Raigad district is under a red alert, with schools already closed since July 26, 2023. The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert warning for extremely heavy rain in Mumbai and its suburbs from Wednesday at 8 p.m. to Thursday. Additionally, an orange alert has been issued for Thane, Palghar, and Raigad districts for today's rainfall.
According to officials, Raigad district recorded an average of 104 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 10 am on Wednesday. Some parts of the financial capital are also under a red alert due to the expected heavy rainfall. The Konkan region of Goa and Maharashtra are also expected to receive heavy rainfall as several parts of Maharashtra remain under rain alerts.
Yesterday, Mumbai closed all schools and educational institutes in anticipation of rain and thunderstorms, with the weather body predicting a possible rise in the Yamuna level. Authorities are taking these precautions to prioritize the safety and well-being of the residents and students amid the challenging weather conditions.