Flood warning issued for Dorset coast

Flood warning issued for Dorset coast

Published by Helen Down at 10:17am 8th February 2020. (Updated at 10:38am 8th February 2020)

Weymouth's Preston Beach Road is likely to be affected.

The Environment Agency says flooding's expected for parts of Lodmoor as Storm Ciara's set to hit this weekend.

Weymouth's Sea Life Centre and the Preston Beach Road area are most at risk meaning immediate action's required.

Prston Beach Road map

Issuing the flood warning the Environment Agency said:

"Storm Ciara is forecast to begin effecting this area from Saturday evening and throughout Sunday.

"Sea spray overtopping defences and carrying shingle from the beach is possible along the coast as a result of high tides and the strong winds. 

"Consequently, flooding is possible for 2 hours before and after the two high tide times of 6:45am and 7:45pm, on Sunday 9th February 2020.

"We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Sea Life Centre and the Preston Beach Road area of Lodmoor. 

"We are closely monitoring the situation.
 
"Our incident response staff are checking defences and liaising with emergency services.
 
"Please be careful along beaches, promenades and coastal footpaths and roads as large waves could be dangerous. 

 

Driver urged to take care