Waves batter North Tyneside coast

Wild weather at Tynemouth.
Wild weather at Tynemouth.

Coastguards were out on patrol this afternoon after flood warnings were issued for North Tyneside.

Earilier today, the Environment Agency issued a flood warning for Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth.

Waves crash over the promenade.

Waves crash over the promenade.

High tides combined with the Beast from the East meant large waves were expected.

The RNLI flag at full stretch.

The RNLI flag at full stretch.

Watching the waves.

Watching the waves.

Not too close.

Not too close.

The Coastguard on patrol.

The Coastguard on patrol.