Alert: 4.69 meter high tide expected in Mumbai at 12:35 pm, citizens urged to avoid shores

Alert: 4.69 meter high tide expected in Mumbai at 12:35 pm, citizens urged to avoid shores
Citizens have been cautioned to stay away from the shoreline during high tide as it may increase waterlogging problem caused by heavy rainfall (Representational Image)

A high tide of about 4.69 meters is expected to hit Mumbai at 12:35 pm on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

Further, the weather department also stated that a low tide of about 1.58 meter will occur at 6:34 in the evening today.

While tides are a common phenomenon in Mumbai, occurring twice a day, citizens have been cautioned to stay away from the shoreline during high tide as it may increase waterlogging problem caused by heavy rainfall in the financial capital.

Typically, drains and small tributaries usually flow directly into the sea. However, experts believe that when a high tide of such intensity hits the area, the flow of tributaries and rivers may get blocked and result in flood like situation.

Meanwhile, IMD has forecast intermittent showers with isolated heavy falls in Mumbai and suburbs today.

Additionally, heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places are likely over Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, South Gujarat region, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Telangana.

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