warning issued as huge high tides hit Burnham-On-Sea seafront
Seafront walkers have been urged to take extra care during
this weekend's high tides as plumes of spray splashed onto Burnham-On-Sea's
seafront last night (Friday) during the stormy weather.
crashed onto the sea wall at the peak of the tide at 8.22pm, as
pictured here, leaving pools of sea water on several areas of
The Esplanade, but the town again escaped flooding.
have been warned not to put their safety at risk while watching
the high tides this weekend.
away and look from a distance. We've had wave watchers getting
too close and it can be very dangerous," said the Environment
Agency's Alan Burrows.
agency shut the town's flood gates at the top of the jetty, the
Sailing Club and also at Maddock's Slade last night as a precaution
Saturday there will be an 11.8m tide at 8.42am and an 11.5m tide
at 9.08pm, with a risk of flooding on Sunday when further stormy
weather is forecast at the same time as the evening high tide
Wave watchers next to Burnham Pier saw plumes of spray splash
over the wall
High tide was watched by many onlookers along the seafront
For tide times, click here
and see our live seafront webcam here