Flood alerts have been issued for parts of Suffolk today. 

High tides are expected throughout much of Thursday. 

The floodgates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed.

The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may be flooded. 

Tide levels will also be high around the boat yard in Felixstowe Ferry hamlet at the end of Ferry Road, and along riverside areas in Woodbridge and Waldringfield, as well as in surrounding marshland.

This is due to an unseasonal low-pressure system causing a small tidal surge. 

It comes after the area was issued a yellow weather warning from the Met Office for thunderstorms.

People are warned to take care on beaches, coastal roads, quays and footpaths.