Flood barriers have been erected alongside Newcastle's quayside in anticipation of Storm Caroline.
The Environment Agency are warning people to be prepared for high tides, large waves carrying debris and possible flooding along the North East coast from today THURS and into the weekend.
They say Storm Caroline will result in some large waves and higher sea levels along the region’s coast as strong winds combine with high tides.
As a precaution, the Environment Agency is putting up 250m of temporary barriers along Newcastle quayside as the weather conditions create a surge.
Jamie Fletcher, from the Environment Agency in the north east, said:
Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet Member for Inclusive Growth, Cllr Ged Bell, added:
Communities have also been advised to stay away from coastal areas as the conditions could result in some wave overtopping.