King tides and southerly winds put Coast on overnight watch
  • Thursday 07 June 2012

Tonight’s not the night for a moonlight stroll - perhaps save it for another night.

King tides tonight coupled with a storm surge and southerly winds are expected to batter exposed beaches overnight, particularly during the few hours before and after the high tide at 9.52pm.

Low lying roads and foreshore areas are likely to be impacted and caravan parks have been notified to move any beach sites to higher ground.

While the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has not issued an official warning, Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Co-ordinator Alan Fox Rogers, who has been in contact with the BOM, said coastal and low lying areas, the weather and tides would continue to be monitored overnight.

"Sunshine Coast residents should be on alert, but not alarmed. We ask that they exercise their local knowledge and common sense.

"Take caution when driving after 8pm this evening, and if going walking in the morning, be aware that sand erosion and debris may have impacted your local beach. The message is to be cautious".

For flood or storm assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.