(BIVN) – The parking lot of Moku Ola, also known as Coconut Island, was flooded on Sunday afternoon during high tide.
The partially submerged the Hilo Bay-side location off Banyan Drive at around 4:30 p.m., one of the visible effects of the king tide phenomenon experienced this weekend around Hawaii’s shores.
“Coastal flooding associated with king tides will be possible through the Monday evening high tide,” the National Weather Service stated in a special statment. “Visit tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov for more specific information about forecast astronomical tides and water levels in your area.”
“Impacts of the king tides may include flooding of beaches that are normally dry, salt water inundation of typically vulnerable low-lying roads, docks, boat ramps and other coastal infrastructure,” forecasters said. “The threat of coastal flooding will ease by Tuesday.”