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WEATHER WARNINGS 
- Wind and Flood Alert

A Yellow Weather Warning for WIND is in place for the Fylde Coast, along with Flood Alerts

Check current EA Flood Warning Status

Check latest Met Office Weather Warnings


Watch LIVE weather at Beach-Cam and at Fleetwood Mount here


A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency

Overtopping waves and Flood Alert

This Alert is for the high tide on the coast from Fleetwood to Blackpool at 23:30.

Flooding is possible for: Fleetwood, Larkholme, Broadwater, Cleveleys, Rossall Beach, Anchorsholme, Blackpool and Revoe.

Be prepared.

People are advised to take additional care next to the coast and stay away from low lying land, roads and promenades. Significant spray and wave action is expected, there is also a risk of debris.

High water levels can be expected 2 hours before and after the peak of the high tide. Environment Agency staff are monitoring the situation and checking tidal defences. An update will be issued if the situation changes. It is unlikely further Flood Alerts will be issued in this tide cycle.

Detailed tidal information for those who use it; The forecast high tide level will peak at 6.07 mAOD. This alert is for the more prominent risk of wave overtopping rather than water level.

To check the latest information for your area:

* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/012WACFB

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 202002.

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

What you should consider doing now:

* Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. 

* Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.

* Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

* Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.

* Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.

* In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.

* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you've been in contact with it.

Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves. KEEP AWAY FROM THE SEA!

WEATHER WARNING: Windy start for a new year

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning of Wind for North West England : Blackburn with Darwen, BLACKPOOL, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside & Warrington valid from 6pm Tue 02 Jan to 10pm Wed 03 Jan. This will also coincide with high Spring Tides... so PLEASE keep away from the sea.

Full weather details at this link http://bit.ly/vfc-weather


Live Weather Cams

You can take a look at the beach and what's happening right now with Mount-Cam at Fleetwood and the Fylde Coast beach-cam at this link.

Snow on Cleveleys beach

Snow on Cleveleys beach

Overtopping at high tide in Blackpool, photo Mel JonesSea coming over at Blackpool
Photo: Mel Jones

Snow on the LakesSnow on the Lakes

**KEEP AWAY**  From the coastline and seashore when winds are strong and tides are high.

DO NOT underestimate the power of the sea - it regularly claims lives along the length of the Fylde Coast and taking risks could mean that you are next.

Be safe. It is perfectly possible to find a good viewing spot and take good photos with a zoom lens without having to put yourself at risk. 

 
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