Spring tides may cause minor flooding on Suffolk and Essex Coast

A small wave crashing onto the beach at Minsmere Haven. Picture: DAVID LAMMING

A small wave crashing onto the beach at Minsmere Haven. Picture: DAVID LAMMING - Credit: citizenside.com

The flood information service are of minor flooding in low lying coastal areas

Flood warnings are currently in place on the Suffolk and Essex Coast from Felixstowe to Clacton-on-Sea.

The environment agency believes that flooding is possible in low lying coastal areas.

Tides are expected to be higher because of spring tides which will follow last night’s ‘Supermoon’.

High tide is due at Harwich at 00.36am tomorrow morning.


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The environment agency is not currently expecting the situation to escalate and does not believe it will issue any further warning messages.

They make clear that flooding is possible two hours either side of high tide.

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