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#1028631 - 13th Jan 2017 8:33am Wirral High Tides?
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I noticed the national News talking about high tides and flooding in the South East today, but no mention of the North West.

I'm no weather expert but did a lot of observation of winds and tide heights when I kayaked round here, and the North Westerly wind and a 9.6M high tide at 11.20 this morning would make me believe we might get a bit.

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#1028642 - 13th Jan 2017 9:09am Re: Wirral High Tides? [Re: Gibbo]
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We regularly get 10 metre tides, so I would think we'll be OK this time.

It is when you get a combination of a 10 metre tide, plus low pressure, plus the wind piling up water into Mersey/Dee corner of the Irish sea that problems arise

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#1028648 - 13th Jan 2017 10:19am Re: Wirral High Tides? [Re: Gibbo]
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Yep, its those strong north westerly winds I'm thinking of.

Watching the Wirral cams at the minute:

http://www.wirralcam.org/wirralcam2016/home.shtml

I reckon Eggy Prom will get a washing over.

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#1028651 - 13th Jan 2017 11:45am Re: Wirral High Tides? [Re: Gibbo]
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I don't know if you've been to Lincolnshire but coastalwise is very low and very flat and anything above the norm floods vast areas. I wouldn't dream of living anywhere like that but that probably explains why there's not all that much population over great areas. Our kid said it must be a crap place to live because there's nobody there, which made me laugh. They are a bit more vulnerable than elsewhere e.g. Yorkshire has cliffs along a lot of it. Just my opinion but having been there I can understand it.
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#1028705 - 14th Jan 2017 1:05am Re: Wirral High Tides? [Re: Gibbo]
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It was not too bad Friday. Just a lot of spray.


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