High tide at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. Tuesday 5th December 2017 SMH photo Louie Douvis .Monday night’s supermoon was one factor to blame for the flooding of part of the Royal Botanic Gardens on Tuesday morning, a meteorologist said.
A high tide lapped at the top of the waterfront wall along Farm Cove and flooded the walkway around the Botanic Gardens about 10am.
Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said the supermoon event was “likely to have been a factor” in the high tide – the highest experienced since midwinter.
“It was forecast to reach a little bit over two metres, we hadn’t had a tide that high since mid-July,” he said.
“The difference back then was that high tide was after a fairly dry spell; there would have been less flooding as a result.”
Mr Dutschke said the last high tide after significant rainfall was in June, but that tide occurred “a couple of weeks” after the rains.
Meteorologist Graeme Brittain said parts of NSW received more than 50mm of rain in the 24 hours to midday on Tuesday.
Narooma and the South Coast received 54 millimetres, while Jervis Bay had 61 millimetres.
Sydney received 10 to 20 millimetres of rainfall, Mr Brittain said.
A spokeswoman from the Royal Botanic Gardens said the pathway near the waterfront floods once or twice a year in high tides, but the gardens remained undamaged.
Mr Dutschke said Tuesday’s tide would be the highest tide for the week. High tide now at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens .. “Never seen it this high” says one gardener. A taste of things to come. pic.twitter南京夜网/h7ICq6h2Qx??? Joe O’Brien (@JoeABCNews) December 4, 2017This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.