This morning the site of the extraordinary low tide saw boats lying on the sand. Photo: Christo Vermaak
KNYSNA NEWS - With warnings of storm conditions in the Southern Cape, the Knysna estuary this morning (July 21) epitomised the proverbial calm before the storm.
The NSRI issued a warning that storm conditions, gale force winds, rough seas, heavy sea swells and big surf conditions - coupled with the full moon spring tide - will cause dangerous sea, surf and coastal shoreline conditions over the next five to six days.
This morning the site of the extraordinary low tide saw boats lying on the sand.
The high tide is expected to peak at 17:00 today, which will bring a whole different view of the estuary than this morning, with a spring tide.
“The full moon spring tide peaked on Wednesday 20 July and storm weather conditions are predicted. Spring tide conditions will last into the early part of next week,” read a NSRI press release warning of the spring tide and storm to come.