Rough seas and stormy weather is expected over the next 5 or 6 days. Photo: Generic.
SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS FLASH - 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.
The SA Weather Service has posted alerts warning of rough seas, storm conditions, strong gale force winds and storm surges and they are monitoring weather data charts to adapt warnings accordingly.
The full moon spring tide peaked on Wednesday 20 July and added to the (forecast) storm weather conditions. Spring tide conditions will last into the early part of next week.
It happens twice every month of the year; at full moon and at new moon, bringing higher than normal high tides, lower than normal low tides and stronger than normal rip currents.
The NSRI urge boaters, paddlers, bathers, sailors and anglers to be cautious around the coast during these storm conditions.
“We urge sea users to watch weather warnings, have the sea rescue emergency phone number, 112 programmed into your phone and only go to sea if it is absolutely necessary."
Anyone launching any kind of craft to go to sea should also let a responsible person know their launch time, exact route and return time.
Stick to your intended plan and let the responsible person know of your safe return.
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