AREAS of the North East could be underwater by 2030 according to a new study.

Some seaside areas could be lost forever by the end of this decade according to Climate Central’s sea level rise and coastal flood maps.

Climate Central are a group of leading scientists and journalists and the data used is based on peer-reviewed science in leading journals.

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The map reveals that many areas of Teesside, including Middlesbrough and Redcar could be underwater by 2030.

Rising sea levels would directly affect the River Tees seeing areas such as Middlesbrough College, Riverside Park Industrial Estate below sea level.The Northern Echo:

The popular Teesside Park could also be underwater thanks to the Old River Tees running nearby and some flooding could even stretch inland as far as Yarm.

Further up the coast, Hartlepool will not escape the devastation with much of its coastal areas appearing flooded.

The water could even stretch as far into the town as King George V Playing Fields.

Further up into Sunderland, we can see that much of Sunderland Docks is also underwater thanks to the River Wear.

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This trend continues into Newcastle with areas such as the Port of Tyne becoming largely flooded.

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Climate Central say the map is not without errors, however, as it incorporates a big dataset, which usually “always” include some error.

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The map is regarded as more of a screening tool to identify areas that would need deeper investigations into risk.

You can view the full map below:


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