Schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining districts will remain open on Wednesday, a day after they were closed as a precautionary measure in view of Cyclone Ockhi. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde confirmed to DNA that educational institutes in the city and other parts of the state will stay open tomorrow. The Maharashtra government had declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts on Tuesday due to “serious weather predictions” in view of Cyclone Ockhi. The decisoon was taken after an alert by the IMD Mumbai observatory.However, Mumbai University and affiliated colleges remained open and all exam schedules went on as announced earlier. The weather department has forecast intermittent rains in Mumbai and suburbs in the next 24 hours.”Intermittent rain/thundershowers very likely to occur in Mumbai and suburbs in next 24 hours,” said a report of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai at 8 am. “Heavy rainfall is likely at a few places with squally wind speed reaching 50 to 60 kms per hour gusting to 70 kms per hour very likely along coastal area in next 24 hours,” it further said. A few spells of rain or thundershowers are likely to occur in the city and suburbs in next 48 hours, the IMD said.
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Cyclone Ockhi: Schools in Mumbai, other parts of Maharashtra to remain open on Wednesday