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VIDEO: Big waves...but Fylde escapes weather’s blast

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Gazette photographer Daniel Martino captured these pictures at high tide in Blackpool on Saturday and Sunday.

The Fylde coast escaped the worst of the weather over the weekend as high winds and rain battered the country.

The Environment Agency put out several flood alert warnings, including for Blackpool and Wyre, on Saturday night after a day where water came over the sea defences along the Promenade between St Chads and Manchester Square.

No roads had to be closed however, and by Sunday the wind had dropped and the sun even made an appearance.

It was the third in recent months where water has spilled on to the Prom.

Last month council bosses said they were to investigate the £100m sea wall to see whether it was as a result of freak weather conditions or an issue with the defences.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has today warned of further unsettled weather for the week ahead.

Today is likely to start dry, though gusts could reach 30 to 40mph.

This afternoon will see a band of rain stretch across the region which will last into the night.

Tuesday will be quite bright with scattered showers and mild temperatures up to about 8C.

A spokesman said: “Really this is just going to be a lull in the wet and windy weather we have recently been having.

“The winds will increase again overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday with gusts that could potentially be very severe bringing bands of quite heavy rain.

“Overall, it’s going to be staying unsettled and windy.”

 

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