The Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings for Preston Beach and the West coast of Dorset.
It is believed there is a possibility of flooding of land adjacent to The Sea Life Centre and on the Preston Beach Road area of Lodmoor. Waves are forecast to overtop sea defences at Preston Beach Road with sea spray expected during high water at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday 13/02/2020. Tide times are in local time and refer to high water at Weymouth Tide Gauge, however conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Shingle on the road can become hazardous to vehicles. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Coastal conditions are expected to improve slightly for Thursday evening, however, a significant deterioration will follow with the arrival of storm Dennis at the weekend.
It is also believed there is a possibility of flooding for Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, West Bay, Bothenhampton, Burton Freshwater, Burton Bradstock, Cogdean Beach, Chesil Beach, West Fleet, East Fleet and Chiswell. A large tidal surge is expected as a result of high tides and strong winds. Forecast high water is 09:15 on 13/2/2020 and the forecast tide level is 2.61 m AOD. Tide times are in local time and refer to the high water time at West Bay Harbour. The forecast wind is Force 6 West South West. Conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide.
Strong onshore winds will cause tide levels to rise further.
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:
• Preston Beach: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/111FWCECD022 or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 166090.
• West coast of Dorset: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/111WACWCD or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 045312.
* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.
* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.