Mumbai, July 14: A high tide measuring 4.96 metres is set to hit the Mumbai shore today, July 14. The high tide is expected to hit shore at 13:02 pm this noon. The Disaster Management wing of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a warning for fishermen not to venture into the sea around that time.
The body has also issued helpline numbers - 1916 or 101 in case of emergency. They have appealed to people to contact the lifeguards deployed at several beaches in case any help is needed. (Also Read: High Tide Alert Dates In Mumbai)
— Disaster Management (@DisasterMgmtBMC) July 14, 2018
The BMC disaster control management had earlier last month issued an advisory saying that this monsoon, there will be 24 high-tide days when the sea level will be above 4.6m in Mumbai.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted heavy rainfall in the maximum city. A heavy rainfall warning has been issued by the IMD for Saturday with very heavy showers in some areas of Palghar, Thane, Mumbai and Raigad. On Sunday, Mumbai can witness very heavy rainfall at some places. Mumbai has already recorded the required average rainfall for July in the first ten days of the month.