A CHARITY is urging the public to remain vigilant of high spring tides this weekend.

The RNLI is reminding the public to check tide times before walking on the coast this weekend as the high spring tides reach a peak today and Sunday. Spring tides happen twice every month throughout the year without regard to the season.

The next high spring tides will peak today and tomorrow and the charity are asking the public to be extra vigilant this weekend as the danger of being cut off by the fast-rising tide is greater than usual.

Chris Cousens, RNLI Regional Water Safety Lead said: “Before heading out to the coast it’s always important to check tide times – even more so this weekend with the high spring tides. Spring tides will make the high tides higher and they will also come in quicker. The danger is that people can get cut off quicker without even realising until it’s too late."