Mumbai, June 26: The city will experience a high tide at 11.21 AM today, said reports. The waves would rise to be as high as 4.16 metres, said Zee. Another high tide would be experienced at 10.54 tonight. (Also read: Part of Anandilal Podar Road Caves in) Also Read - Urmila Matondkar to Join Shiv Sena on Tuesday, Year After Quitting Congress
During high tides, authorities close the floodgates to stop the rising seawater from entering the city and if there is a downpour at the same time, rainwater finds no outlet, pointed out a report in The Times of India. Last year, there were 18 high-tide days. The BMC has circulated the high-tide days’ list to other agencies, like the fire brigade and traffic police, so that they are ready for monsoon. As per the data, the highest tide of the season would be on July 15 at 4.97m. A senior BMC official said, “Ten high tide days fall on weekends and we have to take additional precautions. Citizens and tourists frequent seashores during monsoon and more so, on weekends. On such days, everyone, from fire brigade to ward officials, is kept on high alert.” For the first time, the BMC is reported to have listed out neap tide days, said the report. These are days when the difference between low and high tides is not much and the discharge of stormwater into the sea is very slow. Also Read - Churches in Mumbai to Restart Sunday Mass For Public From November 29 With COVID-19 Protocols
Meanwhile, Mumbaiites can expect more showers on Tuesday, as the India Meteorological Department has forecast intermittent rain in the city and suburbs, said reports. The city got its third highest one-day rain in June in 44 years, making it the wettest day and surpassing the average rainfall for the month, said a report in Hindustan Times. Also Read - After Quitting Acting, Imran Khan Spotted in Mumbai, Fans Say 'Come Back To Movies'
Under the weather department’s classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm is ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm is ‘very heavy’, and more than 204.5mm is ‘extreme’. With suburbs receiving 231.4mm in a day, Mumbai surpassed its average rainfall for June. Since June 1, the Santacruz weather station has received 686.9mm rainfall, crossing June’s average rainfall of 523mm, while Colaba recorded 694.3mm, said the report.