Mumbai rains: Intermittent spells of downpour, high tide expected to hit city; temperatures to hover around 25-30 degree Celsius
A high tide of 4.74 metres is expected to hit Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Saturday.
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On Sunday, Mumbai will likely experience the highest tide of the season of 4.97 metres at 1.45 pm, reports said. Heavy rain and waterlogging in low-lying areas will likely take place.
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Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Tuesday afternoon, but there was no report of waterlogging or disruption of transport services.
At least three persons, were feared to have drowned in the Arabian Sea on Sunday after getting swept by high tide, while taking a selfie sitting atop a rock near Nagao beach in Diu, police said.
A 17-year-old girl was washed away in sea during a high tide at Marine Drive on Tuesday.
With all major services like the police, fire brigade, NDRF and others being put in state of high alert following heavy showers that Mumbai received, the government has signaled a high tide alert as well
"Mumbai and parts of the neighbouring Thane district along with the Konkan region may witness very heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. Since this coincides with the high tide timings, there might be incidents of flooding," said VK Rajeev, Director, weather forecasting of MeT department in Mumbai.
While the city was crippled after the heavy rainfall collided with the high tide in the morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the very heavy rainfall in next 48 hours in Mumbai, Thane and adjoining districts.
Heavy rain in Mumbai threw traffic out of gear and slowed trains as several areas remained waterlogged due to heavy rain coinciding with high tide.