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Flood warning for North East coast

Environment Agency Photo: Environment Agency
Environment Agency Map Credit: Environment Agency

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:

Extreme care should be taken close to exposed coastal locations due to the risk of crashing waves.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this warning for any subsequent tides if required.

"Subsequent tides on Friday 08/12 and into the weekend are likely to pose less risk."

– Environment Agency

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