Bombay, April 21: In what could be seen as a respite for the Mumbaikars from the scorching scorching conditions, the Mumbai rains or monsoon are expected to be normal this year and will hit the city as usual in June. According to sources, this year Mumbai will observe high tide in the Arabian Sea for 22 days of the four months of monsoon season this year.
According to a report by the Free Press Journal, sea levels are expected to rise above 4.5 meters on all 22 days of high tide this year. Data from the Disaster Management Cell indicates that six days each in June and July and five days each in August and September will be high tide days during the rainy season in Mumbai. Trending Mumbai rains on Twitter as light rain drizzles the city (check tweets).
BMS data also indicates that the highest tide of 4.87 meters is expected to occur on June 16 at around 1:35 p.m. and July 15 at around 1:22 p.m. According to the data, Mumbai will witness sea level rise from June 13-18, July 13-18, August 11-15 and September 9-13. Last year, Mumbai experienced 8 days of high tides during the monsoon season.
Interestingly, during the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) review meeting, officials from BMC and other agencies were instructed to carry out a pre-monsoon inspection of works in progress throughout the city.
An official from the civic body told Indian Express: “During high tides, the administration will be on alert as heavy rains on the same day contribute to long term flooding in parts of the city. We have asked the concerned district officers to ensure that all pre-monsoon works like drain cleaning, road repair, tree pruning are completed on time.” Weather forecast: “Maximum temperatures in Maharashtra will drop from April 22,” says IMD; Assam, Meghalaya to receive heavy rains.
Issues ranging from trimmed trees to dilapidated buildings and landslide-prone areas were discussed at the review meeting. While the garden department has been told to finish pruning trees before the rains, others have been tasked with building safety walls to prevent landslides and issuing advisories to dilapidated buildings.
BMC officials identified 72 locations as landslide-prone areas, 45 of which were marked as hazardous. In order to avoid untoward incidents, the civic body will send out notices to people living in these areas thus asking them to move to safer places during Mumbai’s monsoon season.
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