Dangerous sea conditions on the coast

Dangerous sea conditions are predicted for the Western Cape and Southern Cape Coastline today and into tomorrow (3-4 June).

The cold front, expected to bring sea swells of up to 9 metres, gale force winds and excessive rain coincides with the effects of the new moon Spring Tide that peaked on 28 May. The effects of this will be felt for the next few days and intensify rough sea coastal conditions.

 NSRI Headquarters says seafarers are warned not to launch out to sea unless absolutely necessary during this period. Those who do should wear their life jackets at all times and take extra safety precautions.

Also at risk are shoreline anglers and bathers. Extreme caution is advised particularly in light of the Spring Tide conditions intensified by rough sea conditions.

Extreme Sport paddlers and surfers should take extra precautions but preferably not launch in these extreme conditions.

Weather SA warns of rough seas with wave heights of 4 to 6 metres between Alexander Bay and Agulhas and rough seas with wave heights between 6 to 9 metres between Agulhas and Plettenberg Bay today and tomorrow extending to Hondeklip Bay  tomorrow and then subsiding.


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