Peak of the expected high tide in Mumbai passes off uneventfully
The peak of the rare high tide in Mumbai passed off uneventfully Mumbai, the Met Department had predicted an exceptionally high tide in the city, but everything was under control during its peak around 2 pm.
The tide was reported to be 5.05 metres – about 57 cm higher than the high tide on 26th July, 2005 – according to the Maritime Board’s predictions.
Experts say, the high tide level on Friday, could be probably the highest in a decade.
In June last year, the highest high tide of the season was 4.86 metres. It saw areas of Juhu inundated for nearly half an hour though rain was sporadic.
The civic authorities claimed that the city was better prepared this year with the online rainfall monitoring systems installed by the BMC, providing real-time information on rainfall and water levels every 15 minutes.
The civic body was also prepared to drain out excessive rain water in the city and its suburbs if heavy rains coincided with the high-tide.