Look out for supertide in Eastbourne today

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Potential supertides are expected off the Eastbourne coast today (Tuesday).

The Environment Agency (EA) has predicted extreme high tides - also known as supertides- that are due to peak today and tomorrow (Wednesday) across the south east.

High tide in Eastbourne today is 12.41pm and 1.02am tomorrow morning.

Tides are expected to reach a whopping seven metres above normal water levels.

The EA has warned the tides could be driven even higher in the event of a storm surge or other adverse weather conditions.

As well as coastal areas, estuaries and tidal rivers could be impacted by the extreme high tides that are part of an 18-year cycle.

The high tides are the result of the sun, moon and earth aligning to create a greater than normal force over the oceans.

Southern Water says it is making emergency preparations to deal with the potential impact of the tides and have urged people to contact them on the emergency floodline if their home or property has been flooded by water on 0330 303 0368.

The company is also reminding people that county councils and unitary authorities deal specifically with groundwater flooding, and would urge members of the public to contact them in the event of a flood in public areas.

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