Strong winds bring dramatic scenes to the east coast

Gale force gusts and high tides combined to create some spectacular scenes along the east coast.

The northerly winds whipped up the North Sea - sending waves crashing into our harbours and lighthouses.

Roker Credit: Kevin Wilson
Roker Credit: Brian Thompson

You were out (at a safe distance) with your cameras - and here are the dramatic results.

Hartlepool Credit: Thomas Rutherford
Roker Credit: Gill Helps

Seaham Credit: Dan Myers
Roker Credit: Simon Woodley

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Seaham Harbour Credit: Gavin Wallace
Seaham Credit: Ian Maggiore
Tynemouth Credit: Stephen Watts