A number of flood warnings have been issued on the Kent coast.

The Environment Agency said flooding was possible from Dartford to Margate and from Ramsgate to Sandgate.

Flood alerts have been issued by the Kent Environment Agency

They were issued following the high tide which is expected to affect coastal areas early tomorrow morning.

There are coastal flood risk areas from Ramsgate to Kingsdown including Sandwich and Deal, and from St Margaret’s to Cliffe to Sandgate including Dover and Folkestone.

The tides will be at their highest between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. tomorrow.

Flooding at these times is expected to affect the lowest places closest to the coast in all areas.

But conditions may apply two hours either side of high tide and coastal conditions are expected to ease for high tide at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

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The Environment Agency said: “Please exercise caution in areas around the coast during this worrying time and avoid contact with any flood waters present.

“We are actively monitoring the situation and are ready to react if necessary.

“For those using it, the total water level is expected to be 3.69m AOD at Dover at 2.45am tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Whitstable in Margate is at risk of flooding including Herne Bay, Reculver, Marshside, Saint Nicholas at Wade, Birchington and Westgate-on-Sea.

The Isle of Sheppey and the North Kent Coast from Kemsley to Seasalter were given a warning, including Sheerness, Minster, Queenborough, Leysdown on Sea, Sittingbourne and Faversham.

Areas at risk of tidal flooding include the Tidal Medway, the Medway Estuary and the Isle of Grain, including Aylesford, Medway Towns, Lower Halstow, Middle Stoke and Lower Stoke.

Dartford to Allhallows – including Crayford, Greenhithe, Northfleet, Gravesend and the marshes of North Kent – are also at risk.

Flooding is possible two hours either side of high tide, between 2am and 6am tomorrow morning, with strong winds and unsettled weather causing higher than normal water levels.

Flooding will affect the lowest places closest to the coast throughout this area,

The unsettled weather is expected to continue for the next few days, although the tides are expected to begin to recede from Monday afternoon.

Environment Agency staff are ready to intervene if necessary.

To check the latest information for your region

  • Visit the GOV.UK website to see current flood warnings and advice on what to do before, during and after a flood.
  • Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using the speed dial code: 217041.
  • Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.