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Flood alerts in place for coastal areas as wet weather set to continue through the night

PUBLISHED: 19:25 29 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:39 30 April 2018

Waves crash onto the prom at Hunstanton as gales and high tides bring the risk of flooding to Norfolk's coastline. Picture: Chris Bishop

Waves crash onto the prom at Hunstanton as gales and high tides bring the risk of flooding to Norfolk's coastline. Picture: Chris Bishop

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Flood alerts are in effect for the coast, with the region bracing itself for a damp and soggy night.

Waves crash onto the prom at Hunstanton as gales and high tides bring the risk of flooding to Norfolk's coastline. Picture: Chris BishopWaves crash onto the prom at Hunstanton as gales and high tides bring the risk of flooding to Norfolk's coastline. Picture: Chris Bishop

Forecasts indicate that the weekend’s wet weather looks set to continue through the night, with tidal flooding possible for the north-west coast.

It has been forecast that some parts of the region could expect a month’s worth of rain in the space of just 30 hours, with the downpour expected to continue until Tuesday morning.

Flood alerts are in place for Hunstanton to King’s Lynn, Old Hunstanton to Cley and East Cley to Kelling Hard.

Forecaster Weatherquest says the rain will become “heavy and persistent during the early hours”.

Waves crash onto the prom at Hunstanton as gales and high tides bring the risk of flooding to Norfolk's coastline. Picture: Chris BishopWaves crash onto the prom at Hunstanton as gales and high tides bring the risk of flooding to Norfolk's coastline. Picture: Chris Bishop

The Environment Agency alerts are likely to remain in place beyond the evening, with high water due in Wells at 7,45am Monday morning.

The agency also warned of standing water on roads during the morning’s rush hour traffic.

Meanwhile, in Suffolk, the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich will be closed from midnight until the early hours of tomorrow, due to predicted high winds.

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