PICTURES: Storm Eleanor hits our coast

Pictures have been sent in of a flooded Bosham high street and huge waves crashing in Selsey as Storm Eleanor strikes our coast.

Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, 2:22 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:23 am
Huge waves in Selsey yesterday as Storm Eleanor hit. Picture: Coastal JJ

The Enivoment Agency (EA) has issued red flood warnings for Bosham and West Itchenor, and amber warnings for other Chichester Harbour communities.

Pictures of flooding at Bosham Sailing Club have also been sent in to the Observer.

High tide was at 11.45am, ‘when strong winds, large waves and a higher than average tide are forecast to coincide’, the EA said.

Huge waves in Selsey. Pictures by Coastal JJ

However it is set to peak at 2.35pm today (Wednesday, December 3) with a predicted ‘astonomical tide level’.

Bognor beach is also being hit by high winds.

Town councillor Jeannette Warr said: “A huge amount of debris and stones are up as far as you can get to the bandstand.”

She added: “It isn’t just coming up it is flying, they have to get a truck, a digger thing, to get it back on the beach.”

Bosham under water. Picture by Hilary Cartledge

Earlier Chichester District Council issued advice for those affected

Storm Eleanor is currently battering areas of the UK with up to 100mph winds.

Have you been affected? Email your pictures and comments to [email protected]

Bosham Sailing Club. Picture by Hilary Cartledge
The Esplanade in Bognor Regis. Picture Paul Wells
Bognor seafront. Paul Wells
High tide at Bosham yesterday. Picture: Chris Blighton-Sande