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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 14:55 UK time, Friday, 10 September 2010

The last time bore fever struck was back in March this year when a 5* bore went on the rampage - sending the national press into a frenzy. Sky TV even covered the event with a helicopter and film crew!

The next two days could be equally spectacular though as low pressure and some of biggest tides of the year combine forces.

The current spate of tidal bores have been rated as 4* but don't let this fool you - I think the next few tides (on Friday and Saturday) could produce bores just as good; if not better than the ones seen in March.

If you're heading down to the river to watch - stand well back from the river bank and take care as it will be very slippery after all the recent rain. The river will also be running extremely fast and high so keep the kids on a tight leash.

You can find out all about the Severn Bore and the man who first surfed it back in 1955 in our revised surfing section within Nature & Outdoors. I hope you like it.

I'd love to see your photos of this remarkable event.You can either email them to wales.nature@bbc.co.uk or submit them to our Flickr group.

Have a great weekend and if you're stuck for something to do - the Civic Trust for Wales is running an Open Doors campaign this weekend which means you can visit all sorts of places for free - including BBC Wales.

The National Trust have also got their own version called Heritage Open Days so there is plenty going on.

Gull

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