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Huge high tides spark flooding on Cornish coast

Huge high tides spark flooding on Cornish coast

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:44am 30th September 2019. (Updated at 8:51am 30th September 2019)

This was the scene of flooding in a Cornish harbour, after a weekend of strong winds and super high tides.

Huge waves spilled over the quayside at Mevagissey on Saturday evening.

It happened after 'immediate action' flood warnings were issued for the south coast.

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Strong winds and super high tides have sparked flooding in the Cornish village of Mevagissey. Photo: Jim Brewer

It was a similar picture on Sunday evening as well.

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Photos show how the waves spilled over the harbour wall and quayside at Mevagissey, Cornwall. Photo: Jim Brewer

The red warnings, which mean flooding is expected, were extended to cover the whole of the north coast on Sunday.

They will remain in force for Monday evening as well, as the Environment Agency warns of even higher spring tides.

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The flooding happened after flood warnings were issued for the whole of the south Cornwall coast. Photo: Jim Brewer

“The flood warnings remain in force for Monday night's high tide - 30th September. The time of high tide varies along the coast from 6:44pm at Newlyn to 7.54pm at Plymouth and 8.06pm at Ilfracombe.

"Expect the weather conditions to cause water levels to be 150mm (north coast) to 250mm (south coast) higher than forecast tide levels.

"This will be 150mm (north coast) to 200mm (south coast) above the levels seen on Sunday night.

"Large waves and spray are likely, so take care near coastal paths and promenades.

"There may be localised standing water on roads - do not drive through flood water or waves".

Environment Agency

You can check the latest flood warnings on the government’s Flood Information Service.

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