Flood warning in place for coast on outskirts of Hartlepool

Crimdon on the outskirts of Hartlepool.
Crimdon on the outskirts of Hartlepool.

A flood warning has been issued for a stretch of coast on the outskirts of Hartlepool.

Advice from the Government is that there could be possible flooding across the Tyne and Wear area and Crimdon Park.

A statement on the gov.uk website reads:" This flood alert has been issued for the high tide at 4:30pm today, Sunday 25th November.

"Onshore winds are expected to result in some instances of wave overtopping and windblown spray around high tide along the Tyne and Wear Coast throughout the period between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

"The main area of concern is Whitley Sands Promenade.

"People are advised to take care along the coast as conditions may be dangerous.

"This message will be updated or removed by 9pm this evening or earlier if the situation changes."