27 January, 2021
Prepare for king tides
King tides will be experienced in Cairns from Wednesday January 27 to Sunday January 31, peaking on Friday and Saturday January 29-30.
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.
Cairns Regional Council has advised 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):
- Wednesday: 2.95m at 8.46am
- Thursday: 3.04m at 9.17am
- Friday: 3.09m at 9.50am
- Saturday: 3.09am at 10.24am
- Sunday: 3.03am at 11am
There will be further king tides in February.