High Wind & Flood Risk Warnings Issued

Posted: 03/01/2014

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for gales in the North West of the UK which have the potential to cause flooding due to high tides. Similar warnings have been issued in the previous month and the result was serious flooding, a good example being the coastal town of New Brighton where supermarkets, restaurants, a cinema and car parks were flooded in December.

If you would like to read about the storm that hit New Brighton on the 5th December 2013, check out our blog which also has details and photographs of the flooding; Severe storm sweeps in the floods New Brighton.

Today the gales are expected to reach a wind speed of 70 to 80mph and the public have been advised to take extra care if out in these conditions. The public have also been warned not to visit the coast to view the storm due to the risk of being swept out to sea. The coastal road in New Brighton was being blocked off last night according to an onlooker because of the risk of spray and wave over-topping on the promenades.

The high tide is expected in Liverpool’s Gladstone Rock at 12.24pm. This will be the most dangerous time to be near the coast. For the most up to date information please visit the Met Office website HERE.

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd

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