Flooding expected in Southwold and on A12 tonight

The harbour at Southwold flooded at the end of October

A Met Office flood warning has been put in place for Southwold tonight. Pictured: the harbour at Southwold flooded at the end of October. - Credit: Teresa Holman/Adnams

Flooding is expected in Southwold and on the A12 tonight as a result of Storm Malik.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning — its second most serious type of warning — for the A12 at Blythburgh and the areas around Southwold Harbour, Ferry road, the bottom of Queens Road and Constitution Hill, North Road, the bottom of Pier Avenue and Mights Road in Southwold, as well as Bridge Road and Hillside Road in Reydon.

Coastal roads and footpaths in those areas are likely to flood at the next two tides — between 5.45pm and 9.45pm on Saturday, January 29, and again between 4.15am and 8.15am on Sunday, January 30.

People have been told to "take care on coastal roads and footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger".

A lesser flood alert is in place between Lowestoft and Bawdsey. 

Forecasters say that the tides are expected to be higher than usual due to Storm Malik which is currently battering the north of the country.

Winds of over 100mph have been reported in parts of Scotland, with widespread disruption to travel and power supplies.

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