The Met department issued an orange alert with a forecast of “heavy to very heavy” rainfall at some places for Thursday for Mumbai and its neighbouring areas — Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Nashik.
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Continuing with the break in rainfall, Pune is also likely to get “very light to light” rainfall till the end of this month. North Maharashtra districts — Dhule, Nashik, Jalgaon and Nandurbar — are also likely to receive “very light to light” rainfall till the end of this month.
Many parts of Maharashtra will continue to get a break from heavy rain, as the IMD predicted that the intensity of rainfall will reduce significantly, especially over Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha.
Following the blaze at the building, located on Abdul Rahman Street, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) had ordered pulling down of the entire structure on August 5. A contractor was subsequently asked to clear the debris of the building and demolish the structure.
The Met department forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places for Mumbai on Monday. For Thane and Palghar, it issued an orange alert (authorities to be alert and prepared), with forecast of heavy to very heavy rain at a few places.
BMC’s disaster management unit declared a holiday for schools and colleges in the second half of the day. The state school education department extended the deadline for the third round of FYJC admissions by a day to August 6.