King tides are here: Higher than normal tides expected along East Florida Coast through the weekend

High tides between 4 and 6 feet could cause coastal flooding and erosion

King tides are here: Higher than normal tides expected along East Florida Coast through the weekend

Strong winds and extra high tides (king tides) causing flooding and road closures in Cocoa. 

Strong northeast and east winds will cause some flooding along coastal counties, combined with King Tides, peak storm tides could range between 4 and 6 feet.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

The moon has entered its new moon phase. During this time it will also be in its closest orbit to Earth, perigee. During this time, low tides are also expected to be lower than normal.

Expect the tides to be between 4 and 6 feet, at some points along the east coast of Florida. On average the high tide is about 3 feet.

High tide times occurring on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Sea level rise is also contributing to higher than normal tides. The mean sea level is typically higher in the summer due to changing weather patterns and increasing water temperatures.

This higher than normal tides could produce minor flooding along the coast and coastal erosion may occur.

THE WINDS WILL BE MODERATE TO STRONG AT TIMES

The winds will be shifting through the weekend, which will aid the push of water toward the coast. By Saturday, the winds will be from the northeast and then on Sunday from the east.

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