Flood warning issued for Sunderland seafront due to high tides and strong winds

A flood warning has been issued for Sunderland seafront today by the Environment Agency.

Sunday, 9th December 2018, 2:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th December 2018, 2:15 pm
A flood warning is in place for Roker seafront today due to high tides and high winds combine.

Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences at Roker as a result of high spring tides and strong winds.

Tides will be at their highest between 4.15pm and 5.45pm today.

A flood warning is in place for Roker seafront today due to high tides and high winds combine.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The combination of tides and wind could result in similar scenes to those shown in the accompanying video footage.

A similar flood warning is in place at Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: "Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads, as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous."