The entire north Cornish coast has been put on flood alert ahead of high tide later today.
With strong winds, tidal surge and 26 feet waves forecast, the Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings from Land’s End to Hartland Point in Devon and at Bude.
The agency has also issued flood alerts for the entire south coast.
A spokesman from the Environment Agency said: “This Flood Warning is targeted at locations where coastal damage and temporary structures will be especially vulnerable.
“High water is between 3:30pm at Newlyn and 4:51pm at Ilfracombe today.
“The forecast surge height is 700 mm.
“Force nine winds may strengthen to Storm Force 10 or 11 along the north coast before high tide.
“Wave heights will increase to eight metres, with a period of 15 seconds.
“The waves are approaching from a west-northwest direction and are expected to affect exposed locations.
“Conditions in exposed locations will be dangerous so please remain a safe distance from coastal frontages.
“Conditions apply two to four hours either side of high tide.”