Cornwall news Warning issued over big spring tide set to hit UK news

MetiNews.Com - 'Time and tide wait for no man.'

Cornwall news Warning issued over big spring tide set to hit UK news

MetiNews.Com - 'Time and tide wait for no man.'

Cornwall news  Warning issued over big spring tide set to hit UK news
18 October 2020 - 10:30

Breaking News ! A warning has been issued over today's spring tide. Visitors to coastlines in Devon and Cornwall have been told to be vigilant this weekend as the tide will be higher than normal. A spokesman for HM Coastguard warned: "Time and tide wait for no man. "Today is a spring tide day - a day when the tide will be higher than it is normally. "Please bear that in mind when you're out and about at the coast, so you bring home nothing but good memories. If it goes wrong - you know who to call." Devon and Cornwall based Coast Safe also said: "BIG spring tides this weekend. Tidal cut off is a serious risk." They offered the following advice: "Check tide times beforehand. Let someone know your plans. Carry a means of calling for help. Know where your exit points are." In Devon, the highest tide of 5.95m will be at 7:55 pm and the lowest tide of 0.4m was at 1:26 am. While in Cornwall, the highest tide of 6.91m will be at 6:23 pm and the lowest tide of -0.

. What is a spring tide? Information from the Environment Agency states: "Tides are governed by the gravitational pull of the moon and, to a lesser extent, the sun. Because the sun and moon go through different alignment, this affects the size of the tides. "When the gravitational pull of the sun and moon combine, we see larger than average tides – known as spring tides. When the gravitational pulls offset each other, we get smaller tides known as neap tides. We see two periods of spring and neap tides roughly every month. "However there is a longer cycle at work too, associated with the gravitational pull of the planets in the solar system. This means we can see additional, albeit relatively small, increases and decreases in the size of spring and neap tides over long periods of time." Staying safe by the sea Don’t get cut off by the tide A beach can seem like a vast playground but the tide can come in surprisingly quickly. To avoid getting cut off by the tide: Before you head out, make sure it’s safe. Check the tide tables. While you’re out, be aware of your surroundings and the tide’s direction. If you do get cut off by the tide, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard. Make sure you and your family know what to do if you get into trouble If you or your family get into trouble in the water, make sure you and your family know to dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.A whistle is a simple and effective method of calling for help when close to shore. When venturing further offshore carry a suitable means of calling for help, such as a waterproof and fully charged VHF, or flares.Don’t forget the international distress signal of hand waving and shouting for help.

Source = MetiNews.Com - Cornwall

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Cornwall news Warning issued over big spring tide set to hit UK news


Cornwall news Warning issued over big spring tide set to hit UK news


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