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High tide warning for region

Posted: 12pm 26 May 2021

Residents in the Moreton Bay Region’s coastal areas should be prepared for the high tides expected this week.

The tide heights are predicted to increase today with Thursday (around 11pm), Friday and Saturday likely to see levels peak.

A combination of the winter full moon, bigger surf and forecast southerly winds may lead to the highest tides in this region this year.

Highest of year

James Thompson, a meteorologist with the Bureau of Meterology (BoM), says the high tides' impact will vary along the region’s coastline.

Bribie's open coastal areas may be affected more than the more sheltered Redcliffe peninsula and Pumicestone Passage areas.

Mayor Peter Flannery urged residents to monitor the conditions and updates on the Moreton Bay Regional Council website.

'Hazardous surf'

“The advice we’ve had from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is that Moreton Bay Region will be mostly sunny with a small chance of rain,” he says.

“Bribie Island will experience hazardous surf conditions so please stay out of the water. However, Moreton Bay should not see any impacts to surf.

“A Highest Astronomical Tide can bring water over low-lying roads at the best of times so residents should be cautious when using certain roads.

Closed roads

“I recommend all motorists in these areas keep an eye out for Council’s rolling list of closed roads before leaving the house, and remember if it’s flooded. Forget it.”

Roads expected to be inundated during the high tide event are White Patch Esplanade, White Patch; Welsby Parade, Bongaree; Reef Point Esplanade and Second Avenue, Scarborough Esplanade; Toorbul.

Stay up to date by following Council’s website: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Roads/Weather-Impacted-Roads

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