IS IT A PLANE? NO IT’S A SUPERTIDE!
A flood warning is in place ahead of rare “supertides” which are expected to hit the Welsh coast.
It follows Monday’s “supermoon”, which is when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky.
On Tuesday, tides will be higher than usual and the warning and seven flood alerts have been issued for south east and west coastlines.
A 10.4m Severn Bore is expected from 20:50 BST for half an hour.
The warning is in place for north Gower at Llanmorlais and the alerts have been issued for Pembrokeshire, Cardigan, Carmarthenshire, Gower, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, the River Usk at Newport and Caerleon.
- Cardiff – 08:33 and 20:56 BST with a tidal range of 13.3m
- Aberystwyth – 09:16 and 21:36
- Conwy – 12:13 and 00:30
Adrian Philpott, from Natural Resources Wales, said: “While we are expecting tides to peak across Wales over the next few days, given the current high pressure and favourable weather conditions we are not expecting any significant problems.
“Our officers have been monitoring tidal conditions and forecasts over the weekend and will continue to keep a close eye on the situation.
“Water levels will be higher than usual, and we will issue flood alerts and warnings as required.”