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Flood alerts for Southwold in Suffolk and Clacton in Essex today

PUBLISHED: 15:13 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 28 February 2017

High tide at Southwold. Picture: JIM ELLIS

High tide at Southwold. Picture: JIM ELLIS

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Coastal residents in parts of Suffolk and Essex have been advised to make preparations for possible flooding this afternoon and into tonight.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Suffolk coast at Southwold and the Essex coast from Clacton to St Peters Flat including the Rivers Colne and Blackwater estuaries, warning: “Flooding is possible – be prepared.”

The warning, the least severe of the three types of flood warnings, was issued for Southwold shortly before 1.30pm today and is in place until 1.45am tomorrow. For the Clacton area of Essex, it was issued at 9am today and is in place until 3.15pm this afternoon.

High tide levels are due in both areas due to a combination of spring tides and a tidal surge.

High water is due at Southwold at 11.45pm. The forecast surge height is just under half-a-metre (0.47m) above normal levels. The forecast wind strength is gale force three.

At Clacton, the forecast surge height was 0.33m above normal levels, with gale force four winds.

An Environment Agency spokesman added: “We will continue to monitor levels closely and update this message as necessary.”

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