Brisbane could experience flash flooding in its low-lying and coastal suburbs over the coming days as the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a king tide of more than 2.7 metres, the Brisbane Times reports.
Brisbane City Council has urged residents not to park cars on the street in flood-prone areas. The council has also made sandbags available at collection points in Darra, Lota, Morningside, Newmarket and Zillmere.
The abnormally high tides are expected to last until Sunday with a predicted peak of 2.74 metres late on Friday and Saturday nights.
“Minor localised flooding may be experienced in bayside, riverside and low-lying parts of nearby suburbs,” a statement from the council said.
“Areas connected to the foreshore, and tide-affected areas of the river, creeks and other waterways may also be affected.”
Similar king tides in January inundated parts of the city with water, including Windsor, Scarborough and Ann Street in Fortitude Valley.
You can check the council’s flood-awareness map here. Sandbags are available over the weekend from the following locations:
38 Shamrock Road, Darra
Herbert Street, Lota
9 Redfern Street, Morningside
66 Wilston Road, Newmarket
33 Jennings Street, Zillmere