tides warning as storm waves drench Burnham seafront watchers
watchers in Burnham-On-Sea are being urged not to put their safety
at risk this week when a series of high tides are due.
warning comes as big waves whipped up by the former Hurricane
Bertha crashed onto Burnham's seafront on Sunday evening (August
of people watched the storm waves splashing over the sea wall
onto The Esplanade, as pictured here.
with further high tides and strong winds expected over the next
few days, visitors have been warned to stay safe.
spokesman for Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue, which operates
two rescue hovercrafts, advised caution. "Strong onshore
winds and high tides are creating potentially dangerous conditions
force of surging water or breaking waves can easily knock people
over and quickly drag them out of their depth."
advice is always to respect the water, and watch the shore from
a safe distance, never putting yourself in danger."
times in Burnham-On-Sea are featured here
with several 12m high tides due on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Walkers on Burnham seafront watching the waves at high tide last