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Weather warning for Brighton and Hove seafront
8:33am Thursday 2nd January 2014 in News
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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