December 10 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Near gale force winds and frequent rain showers are expected to batter the region today and police have urged drivers to take care on roads.
Strong winds and rain from the north have put a stop to the spell of mild weather as temperatures tumble.
Coastal areas are expected to be the worst hit and the Environment Agency (EA) has said there is a low flood risk for seaside areas in Norfolk and Suffolk.
A spokesman said: “Strong winds and large waves could cause some disruption around the Norfolk coast.
“Spray and waves may overtop sea walls, so people are recommended to avoid coastal paths and promenades, and stay safe.
“The high winds and localised flooding on roads could also make driving conditions difficult in coastal areas.”
There were also a string of flood alerts, which are less serious than a flood warning, including:
■ River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water
■ River Yare from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water
■ The Suffolk Coast at Southwold
■ The Suffolk Coast from Lowestoft to Bawdsey
■ Norfolk Coast at Great Yarmouth
■ Norfolk Coast from Sheringham to Winterton
■ Norfolk Coast from Old Hunstanton to Weybourne
Phil Garner, forecaster at Norwich-based Weatherquest, said: “It’s going to be a really windy, cold and fairly wet spell of weather.”
Mr Garner said the coast would be worst hit, but inland it would still be windy with plenty of showers.