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Flood alert issued for Northumberland coast

A flood alert has been issued for the Northumberland coast. Picture by @stewchat
A flood alert has been issued for the Northumberland coast. Picture by @stewchat

A flood alert has been issued for the Northumberland coast.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued the alert, which means flooding is possible - be prepared.

The EA's website states: 'This alert is issued for the high tide at 4pm on Saturday along the Northumberland Coast.

'Wind and wave conditions combined with the high tide are likely to cause wave overtopping and spray at Beadnell Harbour Road and North Blyth Sand Dunes throughout the period between 3pm and 5pm. Expect tides to be higher than usual.

'People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this alert for any subsequent tides if required.'

As a result of the conditions, Bamburgh and Beadnell Community Rowing Club's planned launch of its skiff has been cancelled today, and rearranged for 2pm tomorrow at Beadnell.

Meanwhile, a flood warning (meaning flooding is expected - immediate action required) has been issued for the North Sea at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth.

This states: 'This alert is issued for the high tide at 4.15pm along the Tyne and Wear Coast on Saturday.

'Wind and wave conditions combined with the high tide are likely to cause wave overtopping and spray at Whitley Sands Café throughout the period between 3pm and 6.30pm.

'Other areas within this warning area are only expected to experience flood alert conditions. Expect tides to be higher than usual.

'People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast.

'We will continue to monitor the situation and reissue this alert for any subsequent tides if required.'

Flood alerts are also in place for the Tyne Estuary, Wear Estuary, and the Tyne and Wear Coast.