Weather warning for Brighton and Hove seafront

The Argus: Hang on to your hat: strong winds on the seafront Hang on to your hat: strong winds on the seafront

Safety fears over stormy seas and high tides have sparked warnings to stay away from the seafront.

Brighton and Hove City Council’s seafront team said a high spring tide combined with wet and windy weather meant people should keep “well away” from the water’s edge and seafront until at least Monday.

Recent violent weather has changed the shape of the beach, making some areas steep and dangerous for walkers, young children and dogs.


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Viki Miller, seafront operations manager, said: “The weather is forecast to remain very wet and windy through the remainder of the week.

“This will result in dangerous conditions in the sea and on the beach with waves and single over topping along the seafront.” Weather experts at the Met Office predict more miserable forecasts in Brighton and Hove until the end of January.

The city was expected to take the brunt of further gale-force winds last night until the early hours of this morning.

New Year’s Day events were cancelled across Sussex due to the weather, including the Big Dip at East Wittering beach and a concert at the Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum in Eastbourne.

Heavy rainfall caused flooding in a flat in Pembroke Court in New Church Road, Hove, yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters were called at around 1pm after rainwater started seeping into the flat.

They were also called to Sussex Heights flats in St Margaret’s Place, Brighton, after a fifth floor window blew out – leaving part hanging dangerously over the pavement.

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11:02am Thu 2 Jan 14

Brighton Living says...

Tell that to the stupid parents who were trying to push there pushchairs and prams along the sea front yesterday!
Tell that to the stupid parents who were trying to push there pushchairs and prams along the sea front yesterday! Brighton Living

11:22am Thu 2 Jan 14

r2dean2 says...

Spring tide. Its still winter.
Spring tide. Its still winter. r2dean2

11:23am Thu 2 Jan 14

r2dean2 says...

Spring tide. Its still winter
Spring tide. Its still winter r2dean2

1:32pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Valerie Paynter says...

We need to use stronger measures than just warnings. People should be directly forbidden with a police presence if need be.

Anyone taking children down there in pushchairs should be on a charge for risking their lives. The wind can suck and toss these idiots into the sea as easily as the waves can. I don't want to read any more stories of people dying trying to rescue dogs from the sea (the dogs always seem to escape). We lost a 14 year old boy (named) and a 36 year old woman (yet to be named) to the Brighton and Hove coastal waves over recent weeks. How many every year? It's got to stop.
We need to use stronger measures than just warnings. People should be directly forbidden with a police presence if need be. Anyone taking children down there in pushchairs should be on a charge for risking their lives. The wind can suck and toss these idiots into the sea as easily as the waves can. I don't want to read any more stories of people dying trying to rescue dogs from the sea (the dogs always seem to escape). We lost a 14 year old boy (named) and a 36 year old woman (yet to be named) to the Brighton and Hove coastal waves over recent weeks. How many every year? It's got to stop. Valerie Paynter

2:45pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
We need to use stronger measures than just warnings. People should be directly forbidden with a police presence if need be.

Anyone taking children down there in pushchairs should be on a charge for risking their lives. The wind can suck and toss these idiots into the sea as easily as the waves can. I don't want to read any more stories of people dying trying to rescue dogs from the sea (the dogs always seem to escape). We lost a 14 year old boy (named) and a 36 year old woman (yet to be named) to the Brighton and Hove coastal waves over recent weeks. How many every year? It's got to stop.
Yes and lets ban all people involved in sports or who step onto planes, Lets cancel out all accidents and deaths and lets just sit in watch tv and hope to god no one or nothing harms us. Alternatively lets be allowed to be the humans we are, take the chances we do, and get on with our lives, taking our own risks, without anoraks like you casting such idiotic opinions. People die in storms every day every hour, How on earth do you expect the police to police a seafront in a storm lol, Its quite laughable.
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: We need to use stronger measures than just warnings. People should be directly forbidden with a police presence if need be. Anyone taking children down there in pushchairs should be on a charge for risking their lives. The wind can suck and toss these idiots into the sea as easily as the waves can. I don't want to read any more stories of people dying trying to rescue dogs from the sea (the dogs always seem to escape). We lost a 14 year old boy (named) and a 36 year old woman (yet to be named) to the Brighton and Hove coastal waves over recent weeks. How many every year? It's got to stop.[/p][/quote]Yes and lets ban all people involved in sports or who step onto planes, Lets cancel out all accidents and deaths and lets just sit in watch tv and hope to god no one or nothing harms us. Alternatively lets be allowed to be the humans we are, take the chances we do, and get on with our lives, taking our own risks, without anoraks like you casting such idiotic opinions. People die in storms every day every hour, How on earth do you expect the police to police a seafront in a storm lol, Its quite laughable. Brighton1000

6:58pm Thu 2 Jan 14

ourcoalition says...

Cut to Flood Defence Budget in first year of the Coalition Governments "reign" - a mere 25%!!
Of course that 25% continues year on year. And Cameron has the nerve to say Local Authorities should be doing more - with what? A bucket. A mop.
Cut to Flood Defence Budget in first year of the Coalition Governments "reign" - a mere 25%!! Of course that 25% continues year on year. And Cameron has the nerve to say Local Authorities should be doing more - with what? A bucket. A mop. ourcoalition

3:55pm Sat 4 Jan 14

ARMANA says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
We need to use stronger measures than just warnings. People should be directly forbidden with a police presence if need be.

Anyone taking children down there in pushchairs should be on a charge for risking their lives. The wind can suck and toss these idiots into the sea as easily as the waves can. I don't want to read any more stories of people dying trying to rescue dogs from the sea (the dogs always seem to escape). We lost a 14 year old boy (named) and a 36 year old woman (yet to be named) to the Brighton and Hove coastal waves over recent weeks. How many every year? It's got to stop.
People like you have turned this country into the nanny state we got today,
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: We need to use stronger measures than just warnings. People should be directly forbidden with a police presence if need be. Anyone taking children down there in pushchairs should be on a charge for risking their lives. The wind can suck and toss these idiots into the sea as easily as the waves can. I don't want to read any more stories of people dying trying to rescue dogs from the sea (the dogs always seem to escape). We lost a 14 year old boy (named) and a 36 year old woman (yet to be named) to the Brighton and Hove coastal waves over recent weeks. How many every year? It's got to stop.[/p][/quote]People like you have turned this country into the nanny state we got today, ARMANA

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