High tide warning issued

REDLAND residents are preparing for this week's predicted high tides of 2.7m, which will occur on Friday at 10.39am and 11.27am on Saturday.

The exceptionally high and low tides this week are due to Friday's new moon, when the sun, moon, and Earth are aligned.

They are known as king high tides and occur during daylight, while the exceptionally high tides at Easter, usually April or May, are at night.

A predicted tide peak of 2.7m is expected at the Brisbane Bar at about 10.09am today.

This week's king tides will not go unnoticed in Redland City.

For the second year in a row, environmental organisation Green Cross Australia is holding its community-driven photography project Witness King Tides.

Residents are encouraged to take photos of rising water levels during the king tides season, which will occur again in Redland City on January 12.

Redland City Council warned residents of low-lying areas about possible minor localised flooding when peak tidal water levels today and tomorrow are expected to be 5cm to 15cm higher than tides that occurred at Easter this year.

Residents in areas prone to localised flooding due to high tides are advised to avoid parking near flood zones.

Email your king tide photos to mail.redlandtimes@ruralpress.com or on Twitter @BaysideBulletin.

For tide predictions visit: www.msq.qld.gov.au

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