King tide warning for Brisbane residents

RACQ has warned residents and car owners who lived or parked in low lying areas in Brisbane’s coastal and riverside regions to prepare for above average tides this week.

Brisbane Times reported a predicted tide peak of 2.55 metres could hit just before 10pm on Monday, before it rose to 2.59 metres about 10.30pm on Tuesday and to the same height again at about 11.20pm on Wednesday.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said residents in bayside, riverside and low-lying suburbs might experience flooding.

“These tides are predicted to be similar to the tides we experienced in January 2018, where we saw streets closed and cars go under water,” Ms Ross said.

“Residents in areas prone to localised flooding due to high tides should avoid parking their cars on the street or in beachside parking lots during these times.”

Sandbags would be available from Brisbane City Council depots at:

  • 38 Shamrock Road, Darra
  • 9 Redfern Street, Morningside
  • 66 Wilston Road, Newmarket
  • 33 Jennings Street, Zillmere
  • Herbert Street, Lota.