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Coastal flooding risk for Emsworth remains

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THE Met Office has today (January 5), released a further yellow warning for wind, which could see more flooding in Emsworth.

The town was beset by some of the worst tidal flooding it had seen on Friday, with residents and businesses attempting to protect their properties.

The latest weather warning for London and the south east is valid from 3am tomorrow (January 6) and lasts the whole day.

The Met Office said: “Strong winds will combine with large waves to bring the risk of coastal flooding.

“Winds will gust to 60mph or so on coasts, and locally to 70mph, but waves will be larger than usually associated with this strength.

“The public should be aware of the dangers of waves crashing onshore and over topping shore lines and sea fronts.

The chief forecaster said: “A large, deep depression in the Atlantic is whipping waves up out at sea on Sunday (January 5), these coming into western and southern coastal areas of the UK as a large swell on Monday (January 6).

“This, combined with waves driven by the winds in UK waters on Monday will generate wave heights of seven to ten metres over parts of western Scotland, Wales and southwest England, and three to seven metres in much of the English Channel and Irish Sea.

“Whilst tides are past their peak of last week, they will still be high, and there remains a risk of coastal flooding.”

The Met Office’s warning was targeted on the south coast for the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, but not West Sussex.

 

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