Red Alert Issued in Mumbai for Next 2 Days; Local Trains Between Dadar-Kurla Suspended Due to Waterlogging

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Some part of West Bengal too is likely to witness thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rains for next 2-3 hours. Kolkata, Howrah, East Medinipur, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts have been seeing downpour since Friday. A low-pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal coasts.”Under the influence of the low pressure, most of East India and adjoining central India is likely to witness fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy fall from Friday,” the weather department was quoted as saying by ANI.

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said that considering the density of population, heavy rainfall prediction and the number of people coming in Mumbai through local trains, there are likely to be difficulties in following Covid-19 protocols. Hence, the financial capital will continue to be at Level 3 and same restrictions will continue, it said. The decision comes even as many cities like Pune and Nagpur are set to open up further.

IMD Kolkata said, “Thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall likely to continue over some parts of Kolkata, Howrah, East Medinipur, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts of West Bengal during next 2-3 hours of today.”

An ANI report further quoted the weather department as saying that rainfall is likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours and move west-northeastwards across Odisha.

Meanwhile, conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh and Odisha, entire West Bengal and Jharkhand and parts of Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh and remaining parts of North Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.

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