Last month we reported on the huge tidal surge that raced into the Bristol Channel and brought the biggest Severn Bore of 2014 to many excited watermen and thrilled the waiting onlookers. Today we bring news of another bore for this weekend and this one is forecast to be the biggest daylight bore of the year.
Tomorrow (Sunday the 2nd of March) the Severn will see a four star bore sweep inland, and this promises to be much better for the participants and the crowds than the last one, due to the flood levels in the area receding and the Severn having a much lower water level.
Monday 3rd of March is the big one and the forecast is for a five star bore and you can expect the river to be packed with all sorts of water craft as many keen sportsmen will all be vying for a piece of the excellent conditions.
To stand a chance of seeing the bore as it happens, you need to be up and about bright and early and things will start unfolding at Newnham at 7.35am Sunday and 8.17am on Monday. For a more detailed overview of the times the bore is expected at other spots then take a look at the official Severn Bore website here.
If you are free and within travelling distance of the Severn make sure you get yourselves down to watch the bore and the intrepid adventurers over the next few days, especially as you will have to wait until next year to see a five star bore again. Although another top rated bore will happen in September, unfortunately it will be starting at 9pm and in the dark.
If you manage to witness the 5 star event be sure to let us know how it went. Bore time image courtesy of www.severn-bore.co.uk