Prepare for king tides 28 January

Residents are advised that king tides will be experienced in Cairns for a week from Friday 28 January to Friday 4 February, peaking on Tuesday 1 February.

Avoid parking cars in low-lying tidal areas and never drive through floodwaters.

Motorists are reminded that tidal flooding is saltwater, which can damage cars on contact.

Motorists are urged to drive carefully and slowly, not only for the safety of road users and pedestrians, but to lessen the impact of bow waves, which can push water into adjacent properties.

Council advises that traffic controls and detours will be in place where roads are inundated by tidal floodwaters.

King tide levels for Cairns are expected at the following times (other areas may vary):

  • Friday 28 January: 2.82m at 6.52am
  • Saturday 29 January: 3.10m at 7.39am
  • Sunday 30 January: 3.33m at 8.24am
  • Monday 31 January: 3.46m at 9.06am
  • Tuesday 1 February: 3.49m at 9.46am
  • Wednesday 2 February: 3.41m at 10.24am
  • Thursday 3 February: 3.23m at 11am
  • Friday 4 February: 2.97m at 11.36am

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