HCMC expects highest tides of the year

By Ha An   December 3, 2021 | 05:31 am PT
HCMC expects highest tides of the year
A woman pushes her motorbike as she wades through a flooded section on Luong Dinh Cua Street in HCMC's Thu Duc City during the high tides on November 6, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Seasonal tides could reach 1.68-1.73 meters along the Saigon River, with urban flooding expected across HCMC this weekend.

The Southern Region Hydro-Meteorological Center stated Friday the tides would most likely appear at 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. between Friday and Sunday.

It said the impacts of the northeast monsoon would cause downstream water levels along the Dong Nai – Saigon river system to rise.

The tide would peak within the next two days, staying at 1.73 meters, the highest level since the beginning of the year, according to the center.

Tidal flooding should therefore be expected in districts 4, 7, 8, 12, and Thu Duc City.

Early Friday, the highest tide level was measured at 1.72 meters at Nha Be Station in Nha Be District, flooding several streets including Tran Xuan Soan in District 7, Le Van Luong in Nha Be District, Ton That Thuyet in District 4, National Highway 50 in Binh Chanh District, and Quoc Huong, Nguyen Van Huong and Luong Dinh Cua in Thu Duc City.

In early November, high tides along the Saigon River flooded many houses and streets in the city, causing cars to stall and motorbike drivers to fall over.

Last year, tides in the city peaked at 1.76 meters in mid-November.

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