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Heightened coastal flood risk until Thursday

High spring tides around the coasts from Monday (11 August) through to Thursday (14 August) bring a risk of wave overtopping and spray

Waves crashing over sea wall
Heightened flood risk

High spring tides around the coasts from Monday (11 August) through to Thursday (14 August) bring a risk of wave overtopping and spray in places, particularly when strong gusts of wind coincide with the time of high tides.

Disruption to seasonal locations such as campsites and caravan parks, and flooding of low lying land and isolated properties, is possible.

Environment Agency monitoring situation

The Environment Agency is continuing to monitor the situation closely along with the Met Office and local authorities. Our teams are out on the ground, ensuring coastal flood defences are ready, rivers can flow freely and clearing trash screens.

Published 7 August 2014
Last updated 9 August 2014 + full page history
  1. statement from Craig Woolhouse
  2. First published.