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Saturday 25th October 2014
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Why do we have spring tides in autumn?

Question

The weather forecast said we could expect Spring Tides. Why are they called that in autumn?
Mike, Farnborough

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Paul, Hyde Park
Qualification: Used to live on a boat
Answer: Spring tides happen monthly after a full tide. It refers to the highest tide and has nothing to do with the season.

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