This live event has finished
- HUNDREDS of people gathered on the banks of the river Severn today to watch a five-star Severn bore (the largest kind).
- Here are the highlights of the natural wonder in tweets, photos and videos.
This picture just in.
There are lots more pictures from today on the Severn Bore website.
There was evidence afterwards of the awesome power of nature.
All in all a decent day's entertainment for the crowds.
Newnham on the Severn this morning. Crowds waiting to watch the 5* Severn Bore. Plenty of surfers and kayaks as well pic.twitter.com/LdghC5SbyR— Chepstow Coastguard (@Hmcgchepstow) February 2, 2014
The Severn Bore at Newnham pic.twitter.com/d3MuXKvTVb— Tanya (@TPcutiecupcake) February 2, 2014
Some people couldn't see what all the fuss was about (though it's not the first time we've heard this one).
You do need to be careful about that Severn Bore. He'll corner you for hours, going on and on about the good old days.— Paul Wiltshire (@Paulwiltshire) February 2, 2014
When the it arrived a brave few were ready to ride.
And as the bore approached, surfers waited anxiously...
But despite the warnings, large crowds gathered.
Higher than usual tides also posed a danger to onlookers.
The authorities were nervous that recent heavy rain had made riverbanks dangerous and were advising spectators to stay away.
Our advice is to watch the Severn Bore later in the year when tides might be lower. If you do watch this weekend – take care #floodglos— Glos Police (@Glos_Police) January 31, 2014