BMC ordered all schools (government and private) in the city to remain shut for the day.
Merely halfway through 2019, the world has already witnessed temperature records smashed from Europe to the Arctic Circle and the year could prove to be one of the hottest ever recorded. This June was the hottest on record, beating out June 2016 — so far the hottest year ever. The first half of 2019 also saw intense
'Schools and colleges will remain closed till August 10 due to forecast of heavy rains over the next 2-3 days across the state, flooding in many villages and towns in coastal, central and northwest districts of the state'
The National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) appealed to individuals to exercise caution while driving vehicles during the rains, as well as the low horizontal visibility due to raised dust, advising to stay away from surface run-offs and valleys.
Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian.
According to NMC the cyclone is likely to form on coming Thursday (Oct.24).
The depression is located at a latitude of 15.4 degrees north and a longitude of 70.4 degrees east, with an estimated wind speed of around 40-50 km, accompanied by intense convective rain clouds, the NCM said in a statement.
The NCM said Saturday would be cloudy with a chance of scattered rain starting in the morning over the islands, gradually approaching the coasts and the Northern regions in the afternoon.
The National Meteorological Centre (NMC) predicted the Sunday weather to be partly cloudy with a chance of cloudiness in some eastern areas, which may be rainy.