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High waters at Lowestoft spark weekend flood warning for the Broads

Autumnal scenes on the Broads. Five swans fly along the River Yare. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Autumnal scenes on the Broads. Five swans fly along the River Yare. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A flood warning has been issued for the River Yare, with high water levels expected over the weekend

The Environment Agency is expecting high water levels from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water due to the natural tide locking caused by higher waters at Lowestoft.

It is restricting the Broads’ normal drainage out to sea at low tide.

High water is due at Lowestoft at 2am on Saturday, November 11 and high levels in the Broads may last for a few days.

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