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Flood warnings in East Anglia with high tides and strong winds

There are flood warnings in East Anglia with high tides and strong winds forecast. Credit: PA Wire

The Environment Agency is warning of potential flooding on the East Anglian coast and along tidal rivers with high tides and strong winds forecast.

There are several flood warnings and flood alerts in force in Norfolk and Suffolk. Credit: Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has issued the following flood warnings which mean that flooding is expected and that immediate action is required:

  • Isolated low lying properties along the tidal River Waveney

The Environment Agency are expecting high water levels due to the natural tide locking caused by high waters at Great Yarmouth, which is restricting the normal drainage out to sea of the Broads system at low tide.

High levels in the Broads may last all day until the high tides have passed. High water is due at Lowestoft at 5:30am on Sunday 29 October 2017.

The detailed forecast for those that use it is for a peak level of 2.01mAODN, which is 1.51m above tide tables. The wind forecast is Force 7, North North West (mAODN means height above average sea level, for more info refer to local tide tables).

Levels can take several hours to peak in the Broads in response to incoming tidal waters.

Areas most at risk are in St Olaves, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Oulton Broad and Beccles. Roads likely to be affected include Beccles Road at St Olaves, Geldeston Lock Lane, Gillingham Dam and Fen Lane in Beccles.

  • Riverside properties along the tidal River Yare including Cantley, Brundall and Reedham

Areas most at risk are in Reedham, Cantley and Brundall. Roads affected include Ferry Road in Reedham, the A47 and the railway line between Reedham and Brundall.

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings and alerts for East Anglia. Credit: PA Wire

The Environment Agency has also issued lower level flood alerts which mean that flooding is possible and people should be aware.

Strong winds and high surges may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast. Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low lying coastal areas.

High water is due at Lowestoft at 5.30am on Sunday 29 October.