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Mumbai: As heavy rains continue to pound Mumbai and its suburbs, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has advised people to not venture out of home and avoid going near the sea or waterlogged areas.

The weather department has predicted moderate to heavy rains for Thursday.

Schools in Mumbai were ordered shut in the day following constant warnings from the weather department.

“The Principals of the schools where students are already in, are requested to take all precautions and ensure that the children are sent back home carefully and safely,” the BMC tweeted in the morning.

The city received heavy rainfall on Tuesday which has led to waterlogging in various parts disrupting normal life. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Wednesday for Mumbai and Thane signalling heavy downpour.

 

According to Skymet, these showers would not be a continuous affair and short breathers in between are likely. It further predicted that no severe disruption would be seen.

“However, some intense spells may lead to traffic chaos in some parts of the city. Thus, precautions must be taken while stepping out, said meteorologists at Skymet.

The Santa Cruz department of IMD recorded over 131.4 mm rains between Monday and early hours of Wednesday which account for nearly one-third of the total amount of rainfall expected in the month of September.