One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water.
- ‘The current soon builds to a maximum 6-8 knots on a spring tide.’
- ‘‘They were apparently warned by a lifeguard to leave the water as the spring tide was coming in,’ Fobian said.’
- ‘Exceptional weather conditions combined with a spring tide produced one of the worst floods in living memory for the east coast of England.’
- ‘If we get low pressure, a west wind and a spring tide the flooding will occur again,’ he said.’
- ‘Here in Scotland, the first spring tide in July is normally when the early arrivals of young salmon start nosing into the estuaries, seeking out the rivers of their birth.’
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