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Mumbai receives light showers, schools shut in four Mahrashtra districts

06 December 2017, 12:59 | Kara Nash

A relief worker places sand bags on the banks of a beach in wake of cyclone Ockhi on Saturday

Coast Guard issues advisory on sea condition

Fishermen were warned not to put out to sea and those out fishing were called back.

Meanwhile, the disaster management unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an advisory against visiting beaches.

Most part of the city remained dark and experienced nearly continuous rain with bouts of heavy showers since Monday evening because of which traffic has slowed down in several parts.

The Election Commission on Tuesday asked the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat to brace for cyclone Ockhi, which is set to hit the coastal region of the poll-bound state.

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With cyclone Ockhi inching towards Gujarat after creating havoc in parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he is constantly monitoring the situation in various states. "All possible assistance is being provided to those affected", he said in another tweet.

Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph along & off north Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts from 4 night to 6 December 2017 morning.

It has been raining in Mumbai's Andheri since morning, reported ANI.

The Maharashtra Government declared holiday in schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure against fast-approaching Cyclone Ockhi on Tuesday Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde took to Twitter to make the announcement. The IMD has forecast light to moderate rainfall in most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places in Saurashtra and south Gujarat.



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