Beware of spring tide

2016-12-13 09:59

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The NSRI is urging beach-goers to take extreme caution around the coastline from today (13 December) until 19 December, as the monthly full moon spring tide will peak on Wednesday 14 December.

Effects of this spring tide are now in full swing, and peaks will continue to affect the coastline until the end of the upcoming weekend.

Spring tide happens twice every month at full moon and at new moon. During this period, the tides bring higher than normal high tides, lower than normal low tides, and stronger than normal rip currents.

Over the mentioned period of time, beach-goers as well as coastline hikers are advised to take extreme caution around the coastline, and be aware of the abnormal sea conditions, and its effect on the coastline.

Bathers should go to beaches only where and when lifeguards are on duty.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.