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The South African Weather Service has identified another cold front incoming this weekend so the NSRI has issued a safety alert to keep people away from the ocean.


South Africa (28 July 2023) – Cold fronts don’t only bring the kind of weather that forces us all to hide indoors, it also means seas get rough, waterways flood and many other dangers are heightened! To make sure the public remains safe during these weather upheavals, the NSRI has issued a safety alert.

Their alerts come in handy and they remind us not to be caught off guard by bad weather. Sometimes, weather can become extreme faster than anticipated so if you had plans to be outdoors this weekend, consider changing them.

“NSRI are appealing for public caution over this weekend with cold fronts forecast by SAWS (South African Weather Service) predicted to impact the coastline and inland waterways.

We are appealing to shoreline anglers, boaters, commercial seafarers, and coastal hikers to be aware of rough sea conditions and the impact of forecast weather affecting the coastline and inland.

Boaters and commercial seafarers should not launch in adverse weather conditions unless absolutely necessary and wear life jackets when your vessel is underway or during commercial operations at sea.

Shoreline anglers and coastal hikers should be aware of the daily 2 high tides and 2 low tides and be cautious along the shoreline.

Bathers, surfers, paddlers, sail boarders and beachgoers should be cautious of rough seas, strong winds and strong rip currents during adverse weather-affected sea conditions and prepare accordingly without taking risks.

Do not attempt to cross through rivers and roadways affected by flooding or cross over bridges swamped by flood waters.

We are appealing to the public to monitor SAWS weather updates and their predicted impact.

NSRI and the emergency services are on high alert to respond to emergencies around the coastline and flooding and inland waterways emergencies.”

The best way to assist the team is to stay at home and away from danger but if you would like to help in other ways, the NSRI provides rescue to South Africans free of charge; they rely on the support of the public and businesses to provide these free services. You can donate here to lend an additional helping hand.

Sources: NSRI – Supplied
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