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Amber warning issued for coastal overtopping and flooding

Tue, 21 Mar 2023

An amber weather warning has been issued for coastal overtopping and inner harbour flooding.

Forecasters at Ronaldsway Met Office said strong south to southwest winds, occasionally gale force tonight, coupled with high spring tides will create some large waves and lead to significant overtopping of sea water and debris onto exposed coastal roads and promenades around the time of high tide tonight and tomorrow.

The areas most at risk are Shore Road Rushen, Castletown Promenade, northern and central parts of Douglas Promenade, and Laxey & Ramsey Promenades.

The high spring tides and large surge values will also lead to inner harbour flooding in some of the islands harbours around tomorrow's high tide at 11:51am.

In Douglas flooding in expected on the tongue in Douglas with, a risk of flooding on North Quay, as well as Lake Road. For Ramsey West Quay and Mezeron Corner are expected to flood, with a small risk for Parliament Street. Flood defences need to be deployed for Castletown harbour.

The warning will be in force from 11:31pm tonight until 11:51am on Wednesday.


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