Fresh flood warning in Blackpool

Waves batter the Fylde coast
Waves batter the Fylde coast
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Another flood warning has been issued in Blackpool as strong winds are set to continue battering the Fylde coast.

People are being urged to avoid the Promenade during high tide after the Environment Agency warned waves are likely to come crashing over the sea wall.

The warning covers most of the resort, from South Shore up to North Pier.

High tide is forecast for 1.30pm on Sunday and water levels will be high for a couple of hours before and after that time.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "A tidal warning is in place for the high tide at 1.30pm on Sunday.

"Strong onshore winds are expected to cause wave over-topping. Tidal spray and onshore flooding may occur on roads and promenades.

"Some properties along the coast may be affected. People are warned to stay away from the coast."

The warning comes as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind in Blackpool over the weekend. Gales of up to 60mph are expected to batter the coast on Sunday.

On Saturday, the wind caused damage to buildings, with part of Abingdon Street cordoned off when a shop sign became loose.