Flooding expected this weekend from ‘king tides’ and south swell
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Flooding expected this weekend from ‘king tides’ and south swell

  • COURTESY SEA GRANT HAWAII AND PACIFIC ISLANDS KING TIDES PROJECT

    A south swell is expected to combine with “king tides” this weekend to produce coast flooding in low-lying areas.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service posted a special weather statement this morning ahead of expected coastal flooding due to record-level spring “king” tides.

“Impacts will include beach flooding and standing water on roadways and low-lying areas near the coast through the weekend,” weather officials said in a statement.

A large summer south swell is expected to roll in Friday and continue building through the holiday weekend, forecasters said. The resulting possible advisory-level surf is forecast to have maximum coastal impact in Honolulu during the daily high tides Friday at 5:07 p.m. and Saturday at 5:55 p.m. Neighbor islands have similar high tide times.

Tides and water levels for specific areas can be found at tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov.

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