Video: Fury of the sea as huge waves captured on film at Southwold
The fury of the North Sea has been captured on camera as Suffolk’s east coast braces itself for a second wave of tidal surges today after last night’s storms.
Intrepid EADT reporter Ed Crosthwaite braved the adverse weather conditions at Southwold to film the “ferocious” waves.
Reporting from the county’s east coast which was beset with fierce storms and widespread flooding overnight, Mr Crosthwaite said a “gallery” of people had gathered at the pier as “increasingly strong” waves crashed against the shore.
A total of 14 severe flood warnings were issued for Suffolk before the storms but by 9.30am today all had been downgraded by Environment Agency. It dropped from at least 35 in East Anglia yesterday to seven this morning.
Fears have been allayed over resurgent floods today. High tides expected at Lowestoft at around 11.40am, Felixstowe at 1.40pm and Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, at 2pm but the Environment Agency said they will not be “as severe” with lower water levels expected.
“The sea is more ferocious and stronger and the waves are getting larger,” Mr Crosthwaite added.
“The second surge that people have been talking about is starting to arrive.”