VIDEO: Met Office Says Receding Castries Tide No Cause For Alarm

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The Director of the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services has assured citizens that they should not be alarmed at receding sea tides in Castries.

The assurance by Andre Joyeaux came in response to a viral  social media video of the exposed sea bed near the Fisheries Complex in Castries.

“We are close to the Spring Equinox,” Joyeaux explained.

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As a result, he observed that people will experience equal days and nights.

“The sun is playing a bigger role. Normally the tides are caused by the moon,” the Met official told St Lucia Times.

However he disclosed because of the position of the sun, there is a greater gravitational pull.

“And it is giving you some lower tides,” Joyeaux stated.

In addition, he observed that strong winds are blowing from East to West.

Therefore the Met Office Director said the Castries harbour would experience low tide.

He said the result is that the sea bed is exposed in some areas.

Joyeaux¬† also said there’s no correlation between the situation and a tsunami.

“The cause is the gravitational pull and not a disruption such as an earthquake or an eruption,” he told St Lucia Times.

“This is not in any way related to a tsunami,” Joyeaux made clear.

Headline photo: Screen grab from video

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