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Light showers continue in Mumbai; BMC ready

india Updated: Jul 24, 2009 17:10 IST
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As light showers continued in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has geared up to tackle any emergency situation arising out of the 5.05 metre high tide, likely to hit the metropolis’ shores on Friday.

The civic body is prepared to drain out excessive rain water accumulating in the city and its suburbs if heavy rains coincide with the high-tide, likely to hit at 1403 hours.

The Meterological department has forecast heavy rains or thundershowers in parts of the city and its suburbs on Friday.
Colaba and suburban Santacruz recorded 18.9 mm and 56.1 mm rainfall respectively.

The Met department has advised fishermen not to go in the sea as it would be rough with strong gusty winds. Meanwhile, rail as well as air traffic were largely unaffected and no traffic snarls were reported.

A high tide of 5.01 m accompanied by strong gusty winds had hit the shores of the city on Thursday which resulted in inundation at many parts of the metropolis.