Coastal floods warning as high tides combine with gales
HIGH tides and gale-force winds could cause coastal flooding, the Environment Agency has warned.
Workers were yesterday out checking flood defences and closing tidal flood gates in waters off the city.
The agency is also closely monitoring wave buoys around the coast and checking sea conditions, it said.
The stormy conditions will coincide with the arrival of rain this morning, with up to 40mm forecast in some areas.
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Members of the public are advised to avoid seafronts, quaysides and jetties because of overtopping by waves and the possible risk of injury.
The Environment Agency's Nick Roseveare said: "We are keeping a close eye on conditions around our coastline and will issue flood warnings if the risk of flooding increases.
"The critical periods will be the early morning tides over the next three days."