A severe weather warning has been issued for the Kent coast tonight and tomorrow. Gale force winds and a serious tidal surge are being predicted by forecasters. The Environment Agency has issued the most serious level of flood warning for the east Kent town of Sandwich.
The Environment Agency live flood risk map here shows the areas under threat from the tidal surge expected at 12.46am tomorrow morning and 1.06pm on Friday lunchtime. Anyone wanting more information about their local area should phone the flood advice line on 0845 988 1188.
The Port of Dover has said it is preparing for the possibility of a tidal surge as gale winds combine with high spring water tides later today.
Last night, staff conducted a full scale inspection of the Port estate in order to assess the potential impact of the predicted weather conditions on Port operations and on neighbouring businesses and residences.
Customers are being advised to contact their chosen ferry operator before travelling.
The Environment Agency has issued a Severe Flood Warning for The Quay, in Sandwich. High tides are expected overnight on Friday 6 December and pose a severe flood risk to properties in this Flood Warning Area. People are being warned to be prepared.