A flood alert has been issued for the River Orwell in Ipswich and parts of the Suffolk coastline.

According to the Environment Agency, flooding to coastal roads and footpaths is "likely" between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Monday.

The alert includes the Suffolk and Essex coast from Felixstowe to Clacton, including Ipswich, and the Orwell and Stour estuaries.

Tides are expected to be slighlty higher than usual, due to the forecast weather conditions, but only just at the alert threshold, the Environment Agency said.

The flood gates at Felixstowe seafront will be closed, following the alert.

The waterfront at Pin Mill, and The Strand at Wherstead under the Orwell Bridge may also be flooded and water could be on the quay at Mistley.

The Environment Agency doesn't expect any escalation of further alerts to be required over the next few tides, but is advising the public to take care on coastal roads and footpaths.