Updated: Environment Agency withdraws flood alerts for the Suffolk Coast and Broads areas of Norfolk


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The Environment Agency has withdrawn six flood alerts for along the Suffolk coast and Broads areas of Norfolk for Saturday evening.

The alerts were put in place yesterday evening for the Suffolk Coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey; the Tidal Deben Estuary; the Suffolk Coast at Southwold; the Suffolk and Essex Coast from Felixstowe to Clacton including Orwell and Stour Estuaries; Tidal Rivers Bure from Wroxham Bridge, Ant, and Thurne from Hickling to Breydon Water and Tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water.

The Environment Agency website says: “We are expecting high tides on the Suffolk coast. The forecast high water is due at Lowestoft at 7.45pm on December 20. The forecast surge height is 0.83m and the forecast wind strength is force six. This warning is in force until 9.45pm on December 20.”

For Norfolk, it adds: “High levels are expected due to tide locking in the Broads system. The forecast high water is due at Great Yarmouth at 7.46pm on Saturday. River levels are likely to peak at Burgh Castle at 8.30pm on Saturday, and at Three Mile House at 8.45pm.”

The alerts were withdrawn at 9.30am today.