King Tides in Martin County
King tides are extreme high tides that occur several times a year, usually in the fall, that can cause coastal tidal flooding, especially in low-lying areas. This is often called sunny day flooding because it can happen on a cloudless day when no rain is in sight. The impacts of king tides are magnified when they coincide with major storms.
We can use NOAA tide predictions for our area that are based on measurements from a gauge located at Lake Worth Pier to anticipate the dates and ranges of these tides. Martin County monitors areas that are historically prone to impacts from these high tides. Residents and visitors are encouraged to prepare for king tides, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid driving on flooded streets.
Anticipated 2023 King Tides:
- Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 (full moon)
- Oct. 14 - Oct. 19 (new moon)
- Oct. 24 - Nov. 2 (full moon)
- Nov. 11 - Nov. 17 (new moon)
- Nov. 24 - Nov. 29 (full moon)