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Eastern coastal areas are being warned to prepare for possible flooding as a tidal surge combines with strong winds and high tide.
A tidal surge is cause by wind driving water towards the shore, as well as low pressure. When strong winds combine with very low pressure they can raise the sea level in eastern England by more than two metres, according to the Environment Agency.
Tonight, a tidal surge is due to conincide with high tide which could mean water levels are as high as they were during the floods of 1953.
A spokesman for the Environment Agency has warned people living in coastal areas in eastern England to prepare for possible flooding ahead of the high tide tonight, which will be around 10:45pm.
– Peter Fox, environment agency
The most important thing is that along the east coast [of England] the high tide will be hitting in the hours of darkness this evening and tonight, so people really need to take the daylight hours today to prepare for the coastal and tidal flooding that we are predicting.
He said evacuation in "key areas" was being discussed with the police.
There are "really severe sea conditions" along the east coast as far south as Kent, the Environment Agency has warned.
Steve Hayman told Daybreak: "The last major flood here was in 1978. We have built them up since then. The information we have got at the moment, we hope they will hold."
Anyone in the area was urged to check the Environment Agency website and listen to their local radio station for up-to-date information.
Pedestrians are being urged to stay away from sea walls and piers today in areas in and around Whitby, Scarborough and Filey due to high winds.
Heavy waves are expected to crash over the sea defences, especially this afternoon.
There could be road closures in along the coastline.
The Environment Agency has issued one further severe flood warning and a further 14 flood warnings in the past hour.
Areas in eastern England are at the highest risk, but north-western areas and Wales are also likely to see some flooding.
Labour claims working people are, on average, £1,600 a year worse off since the last election.
Speaking ahead of today's Autumn Statement, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie claimed there has been no recovery at all, with prices rising faster than wages.
He said: "What we need from the Autumn Statement is a long-term plan to tackle the cost-of-living crisis and earn our way to higher living standards for all, not just a few at the top.
"We need action to get more homes built, boost apprenticeships and cut business rates for small firms.
"We should make work pay by expanding free childcare for working parents and introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people and the long-term unemployed.
"And we need to freeze gas and electricity bills while we make long-term changes to the energy market to stop customers being ripped off."
Australian Cricket's governing body has apologised after a picture was posted on its Twitter account of four Sikh men with the caption: "Will the real Monty Panesar stand up?"
Cricket Australia posted the image of the unnamed men dressed in Teletubby costumes, none of whom are the England spin bowler, shortly before the start of the second Test.
The picture had been circulated on the internet last month.
Cricket Australia deleted the tweet within half an hour and tweeted: "We apologise for any offence caused with our previous tweet.
"That was certainly not the intention. It has been removed."
Australia closed the first day of the second Test on 273 for 5.
ITV News' Scotland Correspondent Debi Edwards reports that power is out for some 20,000 in the Highlands, Orkney and Western Isles:
Lights been flickering here in Glasgow for last hour. Power out to over 20,000 in Highlands, Orkney and Western Isles
John Lewis has launched an appeal to find a five-year-old girl who wrote to the retailer apologising for breaking a Christmas bauble.
The girl, known only as Faith, sent a handwritten apology to her local store in Cambridge after she said she accidentally broke the decoration on a visit to the shop.
Staff at John Lewis are keen to meet the youngster but baffled as to who she could be.
Store manager Dominic Joyce posted the letter and the appeal on Twitter:
He told the Daily Mail: "We’d like to thank her and because of her adorable letter maybe give her something from the store she would like."