On Wednesday morning, thousands of foreign tourists were shocked when they arrived in the morning on the coast of Hurghada: instead of the sea, they found swarming crabs in the thickness of the coastal silt - the water abruptly departed from many hotel beaches. Particularly persistent tourists were forced to wander along the muddy and "wadded" bottom in search of a good place to enter the sea. Whether there is any reason to worry tourists, meteorologists said.
So, scientists hastened to reassure vacationers, because the water in the Red Sea, however, as in all water bodies of the Earth, can change its level. Not many of the Russian tourists remembered about the school astronomy course and about the influence of the Moon and the Sun on the water masses of the Earth. In this case, the so-called low tide occurred at the resort - a periodic fluctuation in the water level.
In real life, the Earth is not a global ocean covered with an even layer of water. There is dry land that prevents water from accurately following the Moon. This is why in some places the difference between high tide and low tide is not very great, while in other places it is significant. In Hurghada, this time the decrease in water in the Red Sea occurred by 50-100 meters from the initial indicator in just a few hours. However, this natural phenomenon is temporary: the water gradually returned to the beaches of the resort to the delight of vacationers.