High Tide Dates in 2014 Mumbai Monsoons

High Tide Dates in 2014 Mumbai Monsoons (Flooding Risk higher than usual) 

  • In 2014, there are 23 days during Mumbai’s Monsoon season when high tide level will be over the danger mark of 4.5 meters
  • The maximum High Tide level of 5.0 meters will be on 14 July, 2014.
  • Listed below are Mumbai Monsoon 2014 dates when the High Tide Levels in the Arabian Sea will be more than 4.5 meters
  • From a flooding perspective, these are the most dangerous or risky days during the 2014 Mumbai Rainy season.
  • Excessive rain water in Mumbai is drained into the sea. When the Arabian Sea levels go over 4.50 metres, the BMC has to take a decision whether to close the storm drains to prevent sea water from entering into the city of Mumbai.
  • If the Mumbai storm drains are closed on days when there is HEAVY RAIN and HIGH TIDE LEVELS are very high, then there is no outlet for rain water. This can cause floods in Mumbai.
  • Mumbai residents are advised to be cautious on the High Tide dates and time listed below
  • The Met Dep’t (IMD) classifies 75 mm as heavy rain, 120 mm as very heavy rain and 250 mm, as extremely heavy rainfall
  • In case of heavy rain (i.e. 75 mm or more) “during high tide”, the low lying areas maybe water logged (inundated)

JUNE 2014: Dangerous High Tide Dates During Mumbai Monsoon

12 June, 2014 (Thursday) 4.56 11:31 AM
13 June, 2014 (Friday) 4.79 12:14 PM
14 June, 2014 (Saturday) 4.92 12:56 PM
15 June, 2014 (Sunday) 4.95 1:40 PM
16 June, 2014 (Monday) 4.88 2:24 PM
17 June, 2014 (Tuesday) 4.72 3:09 PM

JULY 2014: High Tide Dates and Time that can cause Flood in Mumbai

11 July, 2014 (Friday) 4.52 11:12 AM
12 July, 2014 (Saturday) 4.78 11:57 AM
13 July, 2014 (Sunday) 4.95 12:40 PM
14 July, 2014 (Monday) 5.00 1:23 PM
15 July, 2014 (Tuesday) 4.94 2:06 PM
16 July, 2014 (Wednesday) 4.77 2:48 PM
17 July, 2014 (Thursday) 4.52 3:33 PM

AUGUST 2014: Dangerous High Tide and Flooding Days in Mumbai

10 August, 2014 (Sunday) 4.72 11:37 AM
11 August, 2014 (Monday) 4.89 12:20 PM
12 August, 2014 (Tuesday) 4.95 1:01 PM
13 August, 2014 (Wednesday) 4.88 1:42 PM
14 August, 2014 (Thursday) 4.70 2:22 PM

SEPTEMBER 2014: Risky High Tide Dates During Mumbai Rainy Season

8 September, 2014 (Monday) 4.59 11:14 AM
9 September, 2014 (Tuesday) 4.75 11:55 AM
10 September, 2014(Wednesday) 4.63 12:17 AM
10 September, 2014(Wednesday) 4.78 12:35 PM
11 September, 2014 (Thursday) 4.70 1:02 AM
11 September, 2014 (Thursday) 4.69 1:15 PM
12 September, 2014 (Friday) 4.62 1:46 AM

BMC’s Disaster Management Cell 
BMC Disaster Management Cell – 108 / 1916
During the Mumbai Monsoon Season, “Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation” (BMC) operates a special Disaster Management Cell. Also at the BMC ward level there are special telephone numbers set up for the Mumbai rainy season. The Disaster Management Cell handles rain related emergencies, such as open drains, broken trees, flooding, damaged roads, etc. In case of excessive flooding and rains, BMC issues caution and closure notice to the general public and education institutions, such as schools and colleges.

BMC Ward Telephone Numbers for Emergencies During Mumbai Monsoon

A Fort, Ballard Estate, Colaba 2262 4000
B I R Road, R B Marg, J M R Marg 2379 4000
C Chandanwadi, Netaji Rd, Marine Drive 2201 4000
D Grant Road, Walkeshwar, Arthur Rd 2386 4000
E Byculla, Shuklaji Street, Wadi Bunder 2301 4000
F – South Parel 2410 3000
F – North Matunga 2408 4000
G – South N M Joshi Marg 2422 4000
G – North Dadar 2439 7888
H – East Santacruz, Vile Parle 2611 4000
H – West Bandra, Khar 2644 4000
K – East Andheri 2684 7000
K – West Andheri 2623 4000
L Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli 2650 5109
M – East Chembur 2550 2270
M – East Chembur 2555 8789
M – West Chembur 2528 4000
N Ghatkopar 2501 3000
P – South Goregaon, Oshiwara 2872 7000
P – North Malad 2882 6000
R – South Kandivali 2893 6000 (ext 123)
R – Central Borivali 2893 1188
R – North Dahisar 2805 4788
R – North Dahisar 2805 6000
S Bhandup 2595 4000
T Mulund 2569 4000

Mumbai’s Low Lying Areas that are at risk of Flooding in the Rains

As per BMC, there are 213 low laying areas in Mumbai that are at risk of flooding during Mumbai’s rainy season. Of these 80 low lying areas are in Mumbai city, 63 are in Mumbai’s Western suburbs and 70 are in the Eastern suburbs. Listed below are some of Mumbai’s low-lying areas:

  • Colaba, near Badhwar Park
  • Cotton Exchange (Kalbadevi)
  • Girgaon Khetwadi
  • Napean Sea Road
  • Keshavrao Khade Marg
  • Grant Road
  • Nana Chowk
  • Tardeo
  • Worli Naka
  • Senapati Bapat Marg
  • E Moses Road
  • Mumbai Central
  • Nagpada
  • Pydhonie and Null Bazaar
  • Saat Rasta, Jacob Circle (Mahalaxmi Station)
  • N M Joshi Marg
  • Lalbaug
  • Byculla Station
  • Kalachowkie Junction
  • Albert Circle
  • Hindmata to Bharatmata (Parel)
  • Dadar Chowpatty
  • Khar Danda
  • Khar Subway
  • Milan Subway (Santacruz)
  • Kalina
  • Andheri Subway
  • SV Road Andheri Market to Amboli Naka
  • JP Road Junction
  • JVPD Circle
  • Nirlon Company, Goregaon
  • Malad Subway
  • Dahisar Subway
  • Kranti Nagar
  • Dharavi
  • Mahim LJ Road
  • Sitladevi Temple Road
  • Dadar Circle
  • King’s Circle (Matunga)
  • Sion
  • Mahendra Park
  • Ghatkopar
  • Chembur, Shell Colony
  • Deonar
  • Kurla
  • LBS Marg Kurla
  • Surve Chowk
  • Sanjay Nagar
  • Sunder Park
  • Jai Bharat Society
  • Khar (W)
  • JVPD scheme (Juhu)
  • Four Bungalows (Versova)
  • Seven Bungalows (Versova)
  • Kandivali
  • Shastri Nagar
  • Sarvodaya Nagar

Actions to be taken during Heavy Rainfall; 
If Indoor

  • Turn off the electric supply in case of flooding or leakages at your workplace or residence
  • Keep electric appliances unplugged from the mains in case of thunder & lightening
  • Using any available source of communication, update your line manager & family members of your safety and whereabouts
  • Follow reliable media sources (News, FM, Traffline, etc), for updated info regarding the weather or water logging within the city

If Outdoor

  • If stranded in a vehicle, and it is safe to do so, exit and move to higher ground  
  • Avoid walking, travelling or driving through water logged areas
  • Rely on authentic information
  • Do not panic

Once the rain subsides

  • Do not enter the home / office until it is declared safe to do so (if site has been inundated or shows signs of damage)
  • Help neighbors / colleagues who may need assistance
  • Watch out for rodents, insects, reptiles & other animals (these could be poisonous or disease carriers)
  • Beware of water borne diseases & seek a medical check up if exposed to flood waters
  • Discard any food item which has been in contact with flood water
  • If you have waded through flood waters, take a shower (with anti-bacterial soap) as soon as you get home

Actions to be taken by BCCs, Department Heads & Mission critical staff (refer your department’s BCPlan)

  • Keep your Call Tree & BCPlans updated and handy
  • Know the role you are expected to play in the recovery of your department
  • Be prepared for BCP invocations in case of heavy rainfall & associated water logging
  • BCCs must assist the IMG & MIG, in assessing whether or not staff can reach their primary or alternate workplace in case of heavy rainfall and associated water logging
  • The decision to invoke BCP will be a call taken at department/ business level. This must be informed to SFR-BCP via a phone call/ sms, followed by an e-mail to #SFR_BCP (by the concerned Lead BCC or BCC)
  • Know your department’s recovery procedures and alternate seating arrangements (ensure staff do not relocate or work from other locations / branches, which are not as per their documented recovery plans)
  • Carry your Wallet Cards at all times (ensure all staff carry their major incident cards i.e. wallet cards)
  • Maintain an extra pair of clothing, and some packaged food supply, in the office, in case of exigency
  • Avoid scheduling non-essential travel, trainings, meetings, conferences, etc on the advised high-tide dates
  • BCCs must notify the SFR BCP team on #SFR_BCP in case of an adverse incident, impacting business, via a Post Incident Report (PIR)
  • Familiarize yourselves with our mail notifications and other alerts issued by Country BCM, The Met department & other Government / Disaster Management Agencies
  • Familiarize yourselves with low lying areas in your city
  • Admin – FM will stock food, drinking water and other essential emergency supplies in the office. In case of emergency, BCCs are advised to approach them well in advance, in case they wish to use the same
  • Admin – Travel desk will also manage overnight hotel bookings (subject to availability), for staff (with prior intimation and approvals from the business)
  • Help assess the situation within the city, and sharing information with staff, by referring to our mail updates, Reliable media/ News channels, BMC Disaster Management updates, Police & other Gov’t agency SMS alerts, etc
  • Contact the 24×7 Control Room – 7778 (internal) & +9122 2268 5414(beyond business hours) in case of emergency
  • Consult the Country BCM team for any guidance or support.
  • Mumbai Monsoon, a website & hone application run by the BMC – Disaster Recovery cell, provides upto date & useful information, such as tide – data, weather forecast, traffic diversions, to all. We advise android phone users to download the mumbaimonsoon application on their personal smart phones.
  • Citizens may also call the BMC – Disaster Management helpline to obtain upto date information or emergency support


Name Of Department Department’s URL
National Disaster Management Authority http://www.ndma.gov.in
Ministry of Home Affairs http://www.mha.nic.in
Mumbai Port Trust http://www.mumbaiport.gov.in
Mumbai Police http://www.mumbaipolice.org
Municipal Corporation Of Greater Mumbai http://www.mcgm.gov.in
Indian Railways http://www.indianrailways.gov.in
Maharashtra Housing And Area Development Authority (MHADA) http://www.mhada.com
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) http://www.mtnl.net.in
Mumbai Metropolitian Region Development Authority ( MMRDA) http://www.mmrdamumbai.org
India Meteorological Department (IMD) http://www.imd.gov.in/
Brihan-Mumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking http://www.bestundertaking.com
Govt of Maharashtra http://www.maharashtra.gov.in
Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL) http://www.vsnl.net.in
Traffic Police, Mumbai http://www.trafficpolicemumbai.org
Bhaba Atomic Research Center (BARC) http://www.barc.ernet.in
Maharashtra Maritime Board http://www.mahammb.com
Indian Coast Guard http://indiancoastguard.nic.in
Indian Navy http://www.nausena-bharti.nic.in
Reliance Energy http://www.rinfra.com
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation http://www.nmmconline.com
Thane Municipal Corporation http://www.thanemahapalika.com
Municipal Corporation Of Mira Bhayandar http://www.mbmc.gov.in
Mumbai Monsoon (BMC – DR official website for the monsoons) http://monsoon.mcgm.gov.in:8080/RESTFulWS/index.html 
NB – This is also avlb as a phone application, to be downloaded via playstore on your (personal) smart phone
Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) http://www.aai.aero/mumbai/index.jsp



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