Flooding expected in parts of Northumberland as Environment Agency issue further warnings

A flood warning and flood alert have been issued for parts of Northumberland for the evening of Tuesday, January 14.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 2:58 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 11:07 am

Food warning for North Sea at Seahouses

Flooding is expected and immediate action required

Sea defences are predicted to be overtopped between 4.45pm and 6.45.

Waves at Amble Harbour

Areas most at risk are properties at Harbour Road, Chapel Row, North Street and Monks House.

Flood warning for North Sea at Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth

Flooding is expected and immediate action required

Sea defences are predicted to be overtopped between 4pm and 7pm.

Areas most at risk are properties at The Chandlery and Marlin Buildings in Berwick, Blakewell Road and West End in Tweedmouth, The Waterfront at Sandstell Road in Spittal, and Berwick Dock.

Flood warning for North Sea at Alnmouth

Flooding is expected and immediate action required

Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences due to high spring tides and strong winds.

Tides will be at their highest between 4.30pm and 7.15pm.

Flooding to coastal footpaths, roads and properties is possible and conditions may apply two to four hours either side of high tide.

Areas most at risk are properties on Riverside Road and Garden Terrace. Also at Sawmill Cottage. We are closely monitoring the situation.

Flood alert for Northumberland coast

Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences between 3.45pm and 7.45pm due to high spring tides combined with low pressure in the North Sea.

Main areas of concern are Seahouses Monks Houses, harbour Road and North Pier; Alnmouth River Footpath and Horsefield; Alnmouth and Warkworth A1068 Main Road; Newbiggin Bay North and South Promenade; North Blyth Sand Dunes; North Blyth Roundabout.

Flooding to properties, roads and farmland is possible.

Flood alert for Tweed estuary

Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences with sea spray expected between 3.30pm and 7.15pm today due to high spring tides and strong winds combined with low pressure in the North Sea.

Main areas of concern are Berwick Pier Road, Berwick Pier Road Houses, Berwick between Bridges, and Berwick Dock and Main Road.

Sarah Cook, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Over the coming days strong winds and high tides could lead to large waves and localised flooding along parts of the North East coastline from Berwick to areas of Tees Valley. We are advising people to sign up for flood warnings and to take extra care when walking along the coast – large waves can be dangerous.

“You can check your flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.”

The Environment Agency advises to avoid areas of risk and take care near coastal footpaths and promenades as large waves and spray are likely and to not drive through flood water or large waves.