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WATCH: Tidal bore on the River Nith

Spectators watched the River Nith, Glencaples, this morning to see an unusual phenomenon.

A tidal bore occurs along a coast where a shallow river, that empties into the sea or ocean, flows upstream disrupting the natural movement of the river's current. This in turn causes a series of waves.

It happens when the tides are strongest - during new moons and full moons.

Only eleven rivers in the United Kingdom experience tidal bores and we're lucky enough to have one in our region. Our reporter went along to see it :