A flood warning has been issued for North Sea at Roker

Flood warning and two flood alerts issued for Sunderland by the Environment Agency for the evening of Thursday, February 13.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 12:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 1:06 pm
A flood warning has been issued for North Sea at Roker

High spring tides in combination with strong winds mean that high tides are predicted to affect coastal areas on Thursday, February 13 for parts of Sunderland and residents have been asked to avoid low lying paths, land and roads that may be flooded during this time.

Flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

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High tide will be between 5.15pm and 7.30pm, but flooding is possible for two to four hours either side of high tide.

Flooding may be possible due to waves overtopping the coastline, and areas at risk most at risk include the Amusement Arcades and Grannie Annies.

High tide will be between 4.30pm and 8pm today, and flooding is possible at coastal footpaths and low lying roads – conditions may be experiences two to four hours either side of high tide.

Main areas of concern include, Whitley Sands Promenade, King Edwards Bay, Seaburn Promenade, Hendon Promenade and Seaham Harbour and Docks.

High tide will be between 5pm and 9pm today, conditions may apply two to four hours either side of high tide and flooding is possible at coastal footpaths and on low lying lands and roads.

Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The main area of concern is the Port of Sunderland.