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Mumbai witnesses 'highest tide' of the season

Last updated on: July 24, 2009 

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Mumbai reportedly experienced the highest tide of the season on Friday.

Image: Giant waves at the Dadar sea-face
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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One of the highest tides in the past 100 years, which occurred at approximately 2:03 pm, exceeded 5.05 metres. High tides above 4.15 metres are considered to be dangerous.

Image: At the Worli sea-face

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had put its staff on alert to counter the effects of the high tide. Though the meteorological department had predicted the possibility of very heavy rains, Mumbai experienced sparse rainfall today.

Image: Many turned up to witness the high tide

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As a precautionary measure, residents of Varsova, Colaba and others who stay close to the sea shores were asked to be on alert.

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The fire brigade, Coast Guard and Navy were also put on alert. Several schools remained closed on Friday.

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The Gateway of India was cordoned off for some time.

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