Environment Agency issues high tide flood alert for Exmouth

Stormy weather, rain and gales has prompted the Environment Agency to warn of possible flooding in Exmouth during tonight’s high tide.

A flood alert was issued earlier today, Tuesday, January 14, for the South Devon Coast, from Dawlish Warren to Seaton.

The Environment Agency (EA) said strong winds, stormy weather, and tonight’s high tide,  Tuesday, January 14, at 9.45pm, could result in offshore wave heights of more than two-and-a-half metres.

An EA spokesperson said: “This is likely to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray.”

The EA added: “Flooding is possible over the high tide on Tuesday evening.

“Force 4 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights of over two-and-a-half metres are forecast on Tuesday evening.”

A Met Office yellow weather warning for wind remains in force for Devon.

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