High winds bring flood alert on Bridlington South Pier

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THE Environment Agency has issued a flood warning alert in Bridlington due to high winds.

The flood alert is in force for the evening high tide on today (Monday September 12) and the following morning and evening high tides on Tuesday September 13.

Strengthening winds and wave conditions may cause a risk of spray overtopping between 5pm and 7pm for both evening tides and between 4.30am and 8am for the morning tide.

The area likely to be affected is Bridlington South Pier.

Road users in the Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and the North West of England are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel today (Monday, September 12), as high winds are expected, particularly in the far north.

As a result of these high winds, the Highways Agency has issued an Amber Alert for high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes, whose drivers and riders are advised to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of vehicles being blown over.

The Highways Agency, which is responsible for motorways and other major roads in England, is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and to maintain safe roads and reliable journeys.

The Met Office is warning that there is a strong chance of gusts of between 60mph and 70mph with speeds of up to 80mph possible in exposed areas.