Residents of the Torres Strait Islands and far north Queensland are preparing for king tides over the next three days.

Wayne Coutts from Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) says the 3.4 metre tide is not expected to cause problems in Cairns because fine weather is forecast.

He says the tides will be of greater concern in the Torres Strait Islands where king tides have previously washed away graves on Saibai Island.

"There's not anything you can do at this stage to be able to stop that but they've been just making sure that the people are informed and lift up low items," Mr Coutts said.

"We hope that there's not too much wind associated with that and therefore not too much wave action and they should be fairly good."

There will be a king tide of 3.7 metres in the Torres Strait early this afternoon and a 3.2 metre tide just after 4:00pm (AEST) in Weipa tomorrow.

Mr Coutts says most communities are well-prepared.

"Usually people are well aware if they're affected by those tides and they watch them closely."

 

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