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ALERT: NSRI warns of dangerous sea conditions on the coast

Apr 22, 2016
ALERT: NSRI warns of dangerous sea conditions on the coast

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is urging extreme caution around the coastline over this coming weekend.

"Storm conditions, strong gale force winds, rough seas, heavy swells and big surf coupled with the full moon Spring tide will cause dangerous sea, surf and shoreline conditions over the weekend and into the first part of next week," says NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon.

"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.

"This full moon Spring tide peaks on Friday, 22nd April and will add to the forecast weather conditions causing dangerous sea, surf and shoreline conditions."

Lambinon says that the Spring tide conditions will last into the early part of next week.

"Spring tide happens twice every month of the year, at full moon and at new moon, and bring higher than normal high tides, lower than normal low tide, and stronger than normal rip currents," he explains.

"NSRI urge boaters, paddle boarders, bathers, sailors and anglers to be cautious around the coast over the coming weekend.

"Watch weather warnings, have the sea rescue emergency number 112 programmed in your phone, only go to sea if it is absolutely necessary and anglers fishing along the shoreline should be vigilant of the tides and breaking surf."

This NSRI alert is intended as a warning to the public to be cautious around the coastline due to the forecast dangerous weather conditions affecting the coastline over the upcoming weekend.


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