RNLI warn boaters and walkers to beware

The RNLI is warning boaters to beware of unusually high tides from 8-11 September.

A spokesman said: “These unusually high tides are a national phenomenon, which are caused by planets lining up to increase the influence of the moon on our tides.

“Higher equinox tides make for stronger currents, much lower low waters and much higher high waters.

“For the boater this means extra care in passage planning, and extra care when assessing the effect of tidal currents on progress.

“However, for coastal walkers who wouldn’t necessarily think to check the tides, this will be essential during the next few days. You can be cut off in areas that are normally passable. Remember also to keep children and animals within reach.”

For safety information visit www.rnli.org.uk