High tides approaching 7 feet may combined with larger than average surf is expected to cause minor coastal flooding along low-lying beaches such as Seal Beach, starting Sunday night, National Weather Service forecasters predicted today.
Minor coastal flooding and beach erosion could occur around high tide Sunday and Monday evening, mainly on beaches with exposure to the south and southwest, according to the National Weather Service. High tides are expected to reach 6.85 feet at 8:54 p.m. Sunday and again at 9:39 p.m.
Moderate beach erosion and minor flooding could effect low-lying areas and parking lots in low-lying susceptible areas that include Seal Beach and Sunset Beach and portions of Newport Beach, the NWS said.
Surf heights of 3-6 feet are also expected on south-facing beaches as a long-period swell iss expected to build over coastal waters Sunday afternoon, the NWS reported.The NWS office said the largest waves will arrive in the Seal Beach area Monday morning, when the lunar tide will be out. Residents and businesses in areas susceptible to coastal flooding are advised to take precautions.
- City News Services