King tides expected from this weekend

Date published: 17 February 2023

Council is encouraging residents in low-lying areas to take precautions ahead of the king tide expected from this Saturday.

The king tide is forecast to reach a peak of 3.99m at 7:58am on Saturday 18 February, with further king tides up to 4.21m until 10am on Tuesday 21 February.

Council recommends residents in areas that are prone to minor flooding during the tides take necessary precautions.

Suburbs like South Townsville and Railway Estate may be impacted, along with Hanran Street and Ogden Street in the city.

Motorists are asked to observe any warnings and road closures.

For more information on king tides, visit Council’s Know Your Risks page.