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High tides and sea surge put East coast on flood alert

A combination of high tides and a tidal surge could cause waves to crash against sea defences and some flooding on the East coast. Photo: PA Wire

The East coast has been put on flood alert by the Environment Agency because of high spring tides and a tidal surge.

11 Flood Alerts have been issued for various sections of the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex coast for high tide on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

If you are at the East coast and it is safe to take pictures or video of the conditions please email them to angliaweather@itv.com

There are five flood alerts in force along the Norfolk coast. Credit: Environment Agency

Flood alerts in Norfolk

  • Coast from Hunstanton to north of King`s Lynn - in force until 11.05am
  • North Norfolk coast from old Hunstanton to and including Cley - in force until 11.20am
  • North Norfolk Coast at Salthouse and East Cley - in force until 11.20am
  • Norfolk Coast from Sheringham to Winterton - in force until 11.10am
  • Norfolk Coast at Keswick, Ostend and Walcott - in force until 11.10am
Flood Alerts issued along the Suffolk and Essex coast. Credit: Environment Agency

Flood alerts in Suffolk

The Environment Agency is expecting high tides on the Suffolk Coast.

The forecast high water is due at Lowestoft on 19 October 2016 at 12:14pm The predicted astronomical tide level is 1.33 m AODN.

The forecast surge height is 0.38 m. The forecast tide level is 1.71 m AODN.

The forecast wind direction is North, North East. The forecast wind strength is force 6.

This warning is in force until 14:14 hrs on 19 October 2016

  • The Suffolk Coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey - in force until 2.14pm
  • The Suffolk Coast at Southwold - in force until 2.14pm
  • The Tidal Deben Estuary - in force until 4.39pm
  • The Suffolk and Essex Coast from Felixstowe to Clacton including Orwell and Stour Estuaries - in force until 4.39pm
Flood alerts have been issued for the Essex coast. Credit: Environment Agency

Flood alerts in Essex

The forecast high water is due at Harwich on 19th October 2016 at 2:39pm.

The predicted astronomical tide level is 2.43 m AODN. The forecast surge height is 0.15 m. The forecast tide level is 2.58 m AODN.

The forecast wind direction is North West. The forecast wind strength is Force 6.

This warning is in force until 16:39 hrs on 19 October 2016.

  • The Suffolk and Essex Coast from Felixstowe to Clacton including Orwell and Stour Estuaries - in force until 4.39pm
  • Essex Coast from Clacton to St Peters Flat including the Rivers Colne and Blackwater Estuaries - in force until 4.45pm
  • Essex Coast from St Peters Flat to Shoeburyness including the Crouch and Roach Estuaries - in force until 4.45pm

The forecast high water is due at Clacton on 19th October 2016 at 2:45pm.

The predicted astronomical tide level is 2.83 m AODN. The forecast surge height is 00.08 m. The forecast tide level is 2.91 m AODN.

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