Thames Barrier closes ahead of high tide

The Thames Barrier is in the process of being closed ahead of high tide. The process takes around 90 minutes.


We are just starting to close the #ThamesBarrier now. The falling radials are dropping into position.


The 126th #ThamesBarrier closure is progressing well. Charlie (a rising 61m gate) is seen here moving into position


Watch a video explaining how the barrier works here


Cameron views tidal surge damage in flood hit town

David Cameron surveyed the extent of the flood damage as he visited a town hit by last week's tidal surge. The Prime Minister visited Wells-next-the-Sea in north Norfolk and met those whose properties were damaged.