According to the meteorological service, six high tides will occur this week out of a total of 22 high tides in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai this monsoon. They will be around 4.5 meters high, the disaster management unit said.
However, if the city witnesses heavy rainfall on these days, there could be episodes of heavy flooding, they added.
According to the high tide schedule, six days are in June and July and five are in August and September. In the next few days, the highest tide will be on Thursday June 16 at 4.87 meters.
Therefore, as a precautionary measure, staff have already been deployed to all six city beaches by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Officials said lifeguards had been deployed to the beaches in two shifts, although there was no forecast of heavy rain during the week. As per civic body protocol, they monitor the beaches during weekends and holidays.
There are 186 stormwater outlets in the city. Of these, 45 are below sea level and 135 at high tide; only six are at higher levels.
High tide schedule:
Date Time of high tide
June 13 4:56 a.m. 11:08 a.m.
June 14 4:77 p.m. 11:56 p.m.
June 15 4:86 p.m. 12:46 p.m.
June 16 4:87 p.m. 1:35 p.m.
June 17 4:80 p.m. 2:25 p.m.
June 18 4:66 p.m. 3:16 p.m.