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Flood warning still in place for North Tyneside coast

Waves lash Tynemouth.
Waves lash Tynemouth.

A flood warning remains in place for the North Tyneside coast during this afternoon’s high tides.

The Environment Agency has issued the warning for high tides at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth from 4.45pm to 6.15pm.

It says the key areas of concern are the Whitley Sands Refreshment Kiosk, Crusoe’s Café and Tynemouth Lifeboat Station.

Wave overtopping is likely at these times, although conditions may apply two to four hours either side of high tide.

The Agency says: “Moderate spring tides combined with strong onshore winds are causing large waves and spray, so please take care near coastal paths and promenades. This may cause localised standing water on roads. Do not drive through flood water or large waves.”