WARNINGS of high tides, large waves carrying debris and flooding have been issued for the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Storm Caroline will result in dangerous conditions across coastal areas, with the possibility of strong waves overtopping on seawalls and onto seafront roads during the peak tide times over the coming days.

Local authorities, police and HM Coastguard are advising people living at or visiting the coast to stay away from the seafront.

Jamie Fletcher, Environment Agency spokesman for the North-East, said: “Storm Caroline will result in some large waves and higher sea levels on the North-East coast.

“People are urged to take extreme care and avoid walking along coastal paths and promenades while they are affected by strong winds and large waves.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue flood alerts and warnings if necessary. Communities should check their flood risk and stay up to date with the latest situation.”

Flood warnings on low lying coastal roads have been issued, and motorists are urged to avoid driving through flood water.

As a precaution, the Environment Agency has installed 250m of temporary barriers along Newcastle quayside.

Visit www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk for more details.