Here’s when the royal tide will rise above the SF seawalls on Monday

Monday marks the last day of high tides, and at 11:02 a.m. today sea levels along the Bay Area coastline will rise nearly 7 feet, causing minor flooding along the Bay Area coastline. bay, the National Weather Service said.

If you plan to walk along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, your feet might get wet.

An exceptionally low tide will also occur on Monday at 6:01 p.m.

“Poolers and beach-goers should be aware of local tide-level times and heights to avoid hazards that can result from rapidly changing water levels,” the weather service warned.

Saturday and Sunday also saw extremely low and high tides.

Astronomical tides, or king tides, typically occur in December and January, when the sun and moon reach their closest points to Earth, aligning celestial bodies like a perfect landmark to create maximum gravitational pull.

David King, a weather service forecaster, warned that people at the beach can get in trouble walking to exposed tidal pools at low tide and not returning to shore until the tide comes back.


High tides are a preview of how sea level rise will affect coastal areas in the future, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries program has said.

“Over time, the water level currently reached during a royal tide will be the water level reached at high tide on an average day,” the program said.

The California King Tides Project encourages anyone near the coast to send in photos of high tides, as part of its effort to better understand what the state will experience when climate change causes sea levels to rise.

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