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Super high tide

A super high tide flooded the public square in St Georges Bermuda on the weekend.

Other areas also flooded and a popular tourist stop the Crystal Caves had to close because of the high tide floating the walkways to the top of the caves.

Locals said they had never seen the caves flood like that before.


The excessively high tide resulted in flooding this weekend, with the high tide of 4.3 feet resulting in areas becoming flooded, most notably the Town Square in St George’s, where a crowd gathered, some wading in the water, with one person even sailing a small boat in the Town Square.

The Bermuda Weather Service Tide Tables show a high tide today of 1.3m/4.3′, a high tide that is also predicted to occur again three times this month; tomorrow, and the 19th and 20th.

The BWS told Bernews, “We had a full moon on the 5th and the high tides of over 4′ will occur again tomorrow the 9th. There is also information regarding the high tide coinciding with “warm eddy’s” around the island which may also be a contributing factor.”


And i found this article about the how sea level is not only getting higher but also happening quicker


In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes — a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future.

What was a 2.2 millimeter per year rise in 1993 was a 3.3 millimeter rise in 2014, based on estimates of the mass changes of a number of key components of sea level rise, such as the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets,


We may not get to see the ducking of the gossip in St Georges any more unless they do it right in the square instead of the harbour beside the square.