gates close in Burnham for exceptionally high Spring tides
gates in Burnham-On-Sea are being closed by the Environment Agency
this weekend as a series of exceptionally high Spring tides are
Environment Agency has issued a warning of possible flooding along
the Bristol Channel coastline as several 'supertides' are set
to take place.
rare alignment of the sun, earth and moon is resulting in some
of the highest tides for 18 years, bringing a risk of overtopping
if winds whip up waves. Currently, there is a risk of high winds
later on Sunday and into Monday.
Burnham, there was a 12.2m tide on Saturday morning (February
21st) and further tides will follow at 8.50pm, then a 12.0m tide
on Sunday at 9.10am and 9.30pm. Monday's high tides are at 9.50am
of Burnham Sailing Club have been checking their boat moorings
this week and walkers are being urged not to put themselves at
risk by trying to get too close to the water's edge.
Environment Agency will be closing Burnham's flood gates at the
jetty, Sailing Club and Maddock's Slade as a safety precaution.