Water levels expected to rise again in Venice on Friday 19/11/2019. Venice is braced for another exceptionally high tide as the lagoon city struggles to cope with the worst floods in more than 50 years.
This is far above the more normal high tide levels of 80-90cm which is generally seen as high but manageable, according to Reuters.
The city has been brought to its knees after suffering its second-worst floods on record this week, with the high-water mark reaching 187cm on Tuesday.
The cost of the damage, which did not spare St Mark’s Basilica, is estimated to run into hundreds of millions of euros and it prompted the central government to declare the city in a state of emergency on Thursday.