High tides roll into Gladstone at the yacht club.
High tides roll into Gladstone at the yacht club. Paul Braven GLA210115TIDE

High tide laps at marina wall near yacht club

WATER in the Gladstone Marina reached the wall near the outside tables and chairs at the yacht club after the region had a tide of 4.69m at 9.45am on Wednesday.

Tony Constance and Tiernan Williams were at the yacht club preparing their yacht for the City to Surf race in Brisbane  this weekend.

"Tides have to be considered when racing, even though in the Gold Coast their tides aren't as huge.

"With these high tides combined with the severe weather conditions forecast, it'll be interesting what happens," Mr Constance said.

"This place (the yacht club) has the potential to go under, like it did in the '80s."

Gladstone residents have been urged to prepare for severe flooding, with heavy rainfall and high tides predicted over the next few days.

Rainfall totals from Wednesday to Saturday are expected to be above 150mm, with some coastal zones between Mackay and Agnes Water likely to have rainfall of more than 300mm.

The morning high tides on Wednesday was expected to be 4.7m, which is close to the highest astronomical tide for Gladstone of 4.83m.



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