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NSRI expects rough sea conditions in WC

The NSRI has warned of heavy swells and rough sea conditions along the Western Cape coastline.

The National Sea Rescue Institute in action. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) on Monday issued a warning of heavy swells and rough sea conditions along the Western Cape coastline in the next few days.

Heavy rain, accompanied by gale force winds, is also expected in large parts of the Western and Eastern Cape coast.

Spokesperson for the NSRI Craig Lambinon said inexperienced sailors should not go to sea in such conditions.

"There are big swells because of the storms around the coast from the Cape Columbine all the way around to East London. We urge people to heed these warnings and exercise caution."

Lambinon added that people should be extra careful when venturing out to sea

"There are rough sea conditions, we urge anyone using the water to be extremely cautious. Make sure you are always wearing your life jacket and that you carry your safety equipment. Let a responsible person know the route you're going on, the time you're leaving and the time you return. Stick to your plan."