High tide danger warning as tonnes of debris are dumped on Cleethorpes Prom

Lifeguards have issued a stern warning to people watching the waves at high tide in Cleethorpes.

Tons of debris washed up on the resort boardwalk with the highest tides of the year.

Over the past two days, tides of over seven meters have dumped stones, boulders and seashells.

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An RNLI spokesman told Grimsby Live there was a danger for people who get too close to the waves.

“Over the last two or three days we have had particularly high tides. There has been spectacular wave action.

“Before Christmas, the tides brought in nine tonnes of debris. It’s also dangerous, because there’s not just water in the waves, but shells, stones and rocks. That’s enough to damage cars or unfortunately people get swept up in the water”. he said.

He added: “Depending on the direction and strength of the wind, there could be a power surge which could cause damage. If people want to watch it, they have to do so from a safe distance.”

The next high tides today will occur at 7:30 p.m. and are expected to exceed seven meters in height. The morning peak is expected around 8:15 a.m.



High tides bring tons of debris onto Cleethorpes promenade

A number of businesses along the prom take extra precautions with shutters and sandbags.

Tidal flood warnings were issued earlier in the week for North Lincolnshire with stormy conditions expected.

High tides are expected at 6:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. with the possibility of conditions applying two to four hours either way.

The government’s flood warning office monitors the impact of the tides. Gov.uk advised motorists to avoid using low coastal paths near beaches or promenades and to plan driving routes to avoid low roads as spray and waves could be dangerous.

A UK government statement said: ‘This will cause unusually high tide levels along the south shore of the Humber between Barton Upon Humber and Humberston.

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