The Douglas Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is encouraging residents in low-lying areas to take precautions ahead of the king tides expected from this weekend.

The king tides are predicted from Sunday and will reach a peak of 3.23m on Monday and Tuesday next week (April 6 & 7).

The LDMG recommends that residents in areas that are prone to minor flooding during the tides move valuables and their cars to protect them from the saltwater.

Low lying areas, particularly around Mowbray Street in Port Douglas, may be impacted.

The tides forecast for the king tides is below:

  • 3.13m – Sunday 5 April at 7.16am
  • 3.23m – Monday 6 April at 7.53am
  • 3.23m – Tuesday 7 April at 8.29am
  • 3.12m – Wednesday 8 April at 9.05am

For a full tide chart please visit here or the Douglas Dashboard.