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Flood alert issued for West Norfolk

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The Environment Agency sent out a flood alert today at 9am.

Tides will be higher than usual as a result of high spring tides, reaching their zenith tomorrow morning shortly before 8am when the level at Lynn Docks will be 27.75ft. However conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide.

King's Lynn flood warning October 17, 2020 (42742004)
King's Lynn flood warning October 17, 2020 (42742004)

The EA expect flooding to affect King's Lynn, West Lynn, Clenchwarton, Terrington St Clement, Walpole Cross Keys and Tilney All Saints, Heacham, Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham and Wolferton.

But flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Coastal conditions should ease for the evening tide on Sunday at just before 8.30pm.

The EA said it is closely monitoring the situation. Incident response staff are closing locks and flood gates and checking defences.

Coastal flood warning, October 17, 2020 (42742006)
Coastal flood warning, October 17, 2020 (42742006)

Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous

Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the predicted astronomical tide level is 4.67mAODN. The forecast surge height is -0.3m. The forecast tide level is 4.82mAODN. The forecast wind direction is Northerly. The forecast wind strength is Force 4.

Go to the EA website for further information.

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