People warned to avoid Pevensey Bay beach and prepare for floods

A weather warning from the government has predicted possible floods this week in Pevensey Bay and people have been warned to avoid the beach.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:24 am

The forecast on the gov.uk website warned strong winds are set to increase which will see higher tides on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, with minor flooding expected.

According to the warning, beach front properties will be affected by spray from large waves and Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will be maintaining the condition of the shingle beach at low tide.

A government spokesman said, “Flooding is possible - be prepared. Avoid Pevensey beach at high tide. Spray and waves will contain and scatter shingle which is dangerous.

Pevensey Bay beach

“For two hours either side of high water, the road at Herbrand Walk may flood, and could be impassable. Beach top properties at Pevensey Bay will be affected by spray, caused by the large waves.

“Tuesday and Wednesday evening’s tides will be a little higher again and further minor flooding is expected over those high waters. We continue to monitor the forecast.

“To protect properties from flooding, at low tide, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd will maintain the condition of the shingle beach. Plan driving routes to avoid Herbrand Walk.”

An update from forecasters is due to be published at 5pm tonight. For further information, visit gov.uk

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