Mumbai rains:  City on yellow alert, gets 100mm rainfall in last 24 hours

Mumbai has received an average 100 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours and the weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy showers in the city.

The country's financial capital received an average 100 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending at 8 am on Thursday, a civic official said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the inclement weather conditions will persist over Mumbai and adjoining areas over the next few days.

The weather department has issued an orange alert for Thane, Palghar, Raigad, and Ratnagiri districts while a yellow alert for Mumbai

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced a holiday for all schools in Mumbai,

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Schools closed today:

Thane, Raigad  and Palghar districts on Thursday (July 20) due to heavy rainfall warning.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a circular issued late in the evening, said schools (those having classes from nursery to 12) will remain closed in the city on Thursday.

Trains running between Mumbai-Pune to remain cancelled today

The central railway spokesperson Dr Shivraj Manaspure said that trains running between Mumbai and Pune,

Railway authorities said local train services, considered as the lifeline of Mumbai, were normal on both the Central Railway and Western Railway routes.

There was no route diversion of bus services of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) and they were running normally.