High Tides Alert

23rd October, 2019







The Ministry of Public Infrastructure would like to advise the general public to take all necessary precautions during the spring tides period of October 25, 2019 to October 30, 2019. The predicted tide indicates above normal levels for this impending period. The Sea and River Defence Department considers the following areas to be particularly susceptible to possible flooding as a result of storm surges which may induce overtopping of sea/river defence structures:

  • Pomeroon River Banks
  • San Souci to Sarah and Maria’s Pleasure to Meerzorg, Good Success, Moorfarm, Wakenaam Island
  • Cane Field/Retrieve, Endeavour/Blenheim, Cane Garden - Leguan Island
  • Windsor Forest to DeWillem, West Coast Demerara, Zeelugt, Parika Market Area, Salem to Sparta, E.B.E
  • Water Street, Georgetown, Helena # 1 & 2, Mahaica.
  • Content to Cottage, Mahaicony.
  • Wellington Park/Tarlogie, Line Path, Corentyne, Lonsdale/Glasgow, E.B.B, Sheet Anchor, Canje River


The highest tides are expected to be on Sunday October 27, 2019 at 3:33 pm at a height of 3.29 metres and on Monday October 28, 2019 at 4:13pm at a height of 3.31 metres. In addition to the captioned locations, all persons residing along the banks of rivers and low-lying coastal areas are advised to take all the necessary precautions against possible flooding. Precaution should also be taken by all mariners including those operating fishing vessels and larger vessels. The use of beaches and foreshore areas for recreational purposes during this period is not advised.


Contact Telephone nos. 225-9868, 226-1070, 226-4368, 654-4226, 654-4227, 623-1161.  


The Chief Sea & River Defence Officer

Ministry of Public Infrastructure