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Rough seas and storms expected this weekend in the Western Cape

A storm system is expected to hit the Western Cape this weekend and coupled with the New Moon Spring Tide it makes for a potentially dangerous set of conditions out at sea as well as on beaches.

The National Sea Rescue institute (NSRI) has warned the public of rough seas in the Western Cape through out this weekend.

A storm system is expected to hit the Western Cape this weekend and coupled with the New Moon Spring Tide it makes for a potentially dangerous set of conditions out at sea as well as on beaches.

The rip tides also effects the flow of rivers near a coastal river mouth and the NSRI have warned against crossing flooded waterways and swimming in rivers near the coast.

Fishers along the coast are urged to remain aware of their surroundings, and rock anglers are encouraged to wear a life jacket at all times.

We strongly advise against crossing flooding rivers or swimming in rivers near to a coastal river mouth.

We urge parents to ensure that their children have responsible adult supervision in or around water.

We encourage the public to follow the SA Weather Service forecasts and monitor their alerts and changes in weather forecasts over the next 48 hours.

Boaters, sailboarders and paddlers should wear their life-jackets when on their craft.

Anglers fishing along the shoreline should be cautious at all times and particularly during the Spring Tide. Rock anglers should wear lifejackets.

Caution is advised during this Spring Tide period as the storm will bring strong winds and rough sea conditions as forecast around the Western Cape coastline this weekend.

Via: The South African

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