tides and strong winds prompt Environment Agency warning
residents have been warned by the Environment Agency that high
tides and gales could cause flooding in the area this weekend.
Flood Warning has been issued for the seafront in Burnham, plus
Berrow and Brean as strong winds and high Spring tides are forecast.
Environment Agency spokesman said: "High tides and possible
storm surges could cause wave overtopping and localised flooding."
District Council made 300 sand bags available in Burnham this
afternoon as a precaution. These are available for residents from
outside the BARB station on Burnham's seafront.
will be an 11.7m metre tide at 7.21pm this evening, but there
is more concern around the 12.0m high tide in Burnham at 7.42am
on Saturday morning (February 1st) when strong onshore winds are
11.9m high tide at 8.08pm on Saturday evening will also be closely
watched, says the agency.
were similar warnings issued at the start of January, when Burnham
escaped with minimal over-topping of waves, as featured here.
live seafront webcam here.