Flood alerts issued for Northumberland coast and Tweed estuary

Flood alert issued by The Environment Agency as flooding becomes possible due to overtopping and wind-blown spray.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 3:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 11:40 am

Flooding is possible during this time and the public is reminded to be prepared, plan driving routes carefully and to avoid low lying coastal roads that could be affected by flooding.

Northumberland Coast, issued at 2.45pm:

The alert specifies that ‘large and powerful’ waves are expected to affect the area as a result of spring tides, low pressure and strong winds.

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Flood Alerts have been issued for Northumberland.

Tides will be at their highest between 3.15am and 6am on Thursday, November 28.

Areas most at risk are beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, and roads all of which are likely to suffer from overtopping and wind spray, particularly in areas like Beadnell Harbour Road North.

The Environment Agency has said: “Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.”

Tweed estuary, issued at 3.06pm:

The alert specifies, ‘large and powerful waves’ to affect the foreshore due to spring tides, low pressure and strong winds.

High tide will be between 3.30am and 5am on, Thursday, November 28.

Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads which can be affected by wind-blown spray and minor overtopping.

Particularly in the area of Berwick Between Bridges.

The Environment Agency has said: “Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.”