Wirral on flood alert as large waves continue to batter the coast


Wirral was issued an Amber weather warning for most of Sunday and the Met Office described it as a risk to life.

West Kirby and New Brighton saw waves over top sea defences during the 60 mph winds.

Large waves hit the coast through Monday too and are forecast to batter Wirral for at least another day due to strong winds.

Flood alerts remain in place through Tuesday as waves over top sea defences and flood surrounding roads.

Waves are forecast to over top sea defences around the Wirral coast with sea spray expected as a result of high spring tides and strong winds.

READ MORE: Wirral can expect three more days of strong winds after Storm Ciara

The flood warning reads: “Flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 00:00 and 01:30 tomorrow, 11/02/20.

“We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads at the head of the Wirral from Hoylake to New Brighton and areas facing the Mersey estuary

“Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides at 11:30 on 11/02/20 at Wallasey.

“Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue (further) flood warnings if necessary.

“Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.”

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