Full Moon Spring Tide Warning

NSRI Spring Tide Warning between 13th and 19th December

NSRI STATION 21 - St Francis BayNSRI urge extreme caution around the coastline between the 13th December and 19th December.

The monthly Full Moon Spring Tide peaks with the Full Moon on Wednesday 14th of December and the effects of this Spring Tide on the coastline is now in full swing and peaks on the 14th December and will continue to affect the coastline until the end of the coming weekend.

Spring Tide happens twice every month, at Full Moon and at New Moon, and lasts for a few days over each full moon and each new moon, peaking on the day of the full moon and the new moon.

The twice monthly Spring Tides bring higher than normal high tides and lower than normal low tides and stronger than normal rip currents.

The Wednesday, December the 14th “Full Moon Spring Tide” will affect the coastline causing stronger than normal rip-currents, higher than normal high tides and lower than normal low tides.

From today, Tuesday 13th December – peaking on Wednesday 14th December – and lasting until at least Monday 19th December – over this period of time the public, anglers, bathers, beach strollers, boaters, paddlers and coastline hikers are advised to exercise extreme caution around the coastline during this Full Moon Spring Tide and to be aware of the abnormal sea conditions, stronger than normal rip currents, higher than normal high tides, lower than normal low tides, the Spring Tide phenomenon and its natural affect on the coastline.

Bathers should go to beaches only where and when lifeguards are on duty and obey the safe swimming areas protected by lifeguards.


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UFO spotted off Jeffreys Bay

UFO spotted 1 000 feet in sky before hurtling towards earth

UFOA Boeing 737 cargo aircraft captain and co-pilot, flying from Cape Town International Airport to Port Elizabeth International Airport, reported seeing what appeared to be a green object increasing in altitude past the cockpit of their aeroplane, reaching about a thousand feet into clouds above them, and then returning towards earth at high speed past the cockpit of the aeroplane,” NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.

“The sighting was reported to air traffic control at Port Elizabeth International Airport who requested NSRI’s assistance to investigate the possibility that an aircraft or craft may be in difficulty.”

Lambinon said the NSRI’s Jeffreys Bay team monitored the matter throughout the night.”The green object has not been seen since and there are no reports of anyone, or craft or aircraft overdue or missing.”  At first it was thought that it could have been a parachute flare but this was discounted as a 1000 foot parachute flare (or 300 meters) cannot reach that height.

“No further reports of sightings have been received and the incident remains a mystery,” Lambinon said.The incident happened about 10 nautical miles off the Jeffreys Bay shore.