Maharashtra: High tide expected in Mumbai, likely to aggravate waterlogging woes

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 03, 2019, 10.33 AM(IST)

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According to the IMD forecast, Mumbai may witness more heavy rains for the next 48 hours.

The heavy downpour continued to lash parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday with India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting a high tide of about 4.69 meters which is expected to flush gallons of water in Mumbai today.

The weather experts believe that high tide with so much intensity when hits the area, the flow of these tributaries and rivers are blocked. This leads to blocking of water which further causes a flood like situation. 

IMD also predicted a low tide of about 1.58 meter at 6:34 in the evening today.

Seasonal rains have crippled Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic in the city of 18 million, while wall collapses have killed nearly 30 people.

According to the IMD forecast, Mumbai may witness more heavy rains for the next 48 hours.

In every monsoon season, from June to September, Mumbai suffers fatal incidents of building and wall collapses as rainfall weakens the foundations of poorly-built structures.

Though the problem of waterlogging is still persisting in some parts of Mumbai, public transport saw improvement today as trains, buses were running on schedule.

All public, government school, colleges and offices were also opened.

Mumbai recorded the second highest rainfall in the last 45 years causing accidents that claimed the lives of around 30 people in a wall collapse incidents while several areas of the city were waterlogged throwing traffic out of gear.

Mumbai received 550 mm of rainfall over a period of two days, the average of the entire month of June has been exceeded in just last 48 hours.

(With inputs from agencies)

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