Spring tides and strong winds caused coastal flooding today
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Thursday evening weather update
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Today's strong winds have also caused widespread damage to trees and property inland. Winds will ease off across the region over the 9 hours.
At the new moon the tide is at its maximum range. The daily high tide combined with today's strong north westerly winds pushed water down the Irish sea causing waves to pile over sea walls. Winds ease later but Wirral, Blackpool,Southport coasts will see large waves around midnight at next high tide