for Flood alert in force now Somerset coast at Porlock Weir

Flooding is possible - be prepared

Strong winds are forecast to continue today and into Wednesday affecting north and west facing coasts. The wind will strengthen Wednesday evening with gusts potentially reaching 70 mph by around 21:00. These strong winds will continue through the night until easing slightly around 06:00 on Thursday morning. There is a risk of large waves and sea spray overtopping seawalls at high tide. The risk is likely to remain during Thursday and possible into Friday 19 January. The time and date of the first forecast high water is 18:30 tonight, 16/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 5.17 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 West North West. The time and date of the second forecast high water is 07:00 on 17/01/2018. The forecast tide level is 5.04 m AOD. The forecast wind strength and direction is Force 7 West North West. Please note all tide times are in local time and are using the 24 hour clock and refer to the high water time at Hinkley Point.

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