The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood warnings for the North East coast.
The region's coastline is currently experiencing relatively high tides and for the Thursday evening high tide, an approximate 0.7m surge is expected, due to the low pressure system caused by Storm Caroline.
The storm is also expected to create significant waves and overtopping between 5pm and 7pm.
The Environment Agency said:
There are flood warnings in place in the following areas:
- North Sea at Sandsend
- North Sea Coast from Staithes to Whitby, including tidal River Esk
- Northumberland Coast