Prepare for ‘King Tides’

LIHUE — The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Wednesday relating to the coastal flooding that is expected to occur along all of the Hawaiian Islands over the next few days. The coastal flooding is due to the record level “King Tides.”

The potential impacts could include beach flooding and standing water on roadways and low-lying areas near the coast through the weekend.

The following are the predicted high tide times for Kauai, which will correspond to the maximum coastal impact:

• Hanalei Bay – today, 3:09 p.m.; Friday, 3:55 p.m.; Saturday, 4:43 p.m.; Sunday, 5:34 p.m.; and Monday, 6:27 p.m.

• Hanamaulu Bay — today, 4:20 p.m.; Friday, 5:06 p.m.; Saturday, 5:54 p.m.; Sunday, 6:45 p.m.; and Monday, 7:38 p.m.

• Nawiliwili Harbor — today, 4:10 p.m.; Friday, 4:56 p.m.; Saturday, 5:44 p.m.; Sunday, 6:35 p.m.; and Monday, 7:28 p.m.

• Port Allen — today, 3:59 p.m.; Friday, 4:42 p.m.; Saturday, 5:29 p.m.; Sunday, 6:18 p.m.; and Monday, 7:10 p.m.

• Waimea Bay — today, 4:17 p.m.; Friday, 5:03 p.m.; Saturday, 5:51 p.m.; Sunday, 6:42 p.m.; and Monday, 7:35 p.m.

A large summer south swell is expected to build on Friday and continue through the Memorial Day weekend before steadily easing next week, according to a county press release. The surf generated from the south swell will likely be advisory-level heights, exacerbated by the high tide, and result in additional beach run up, flooding and erosion.


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