Warning for Crindau in Newport as Wales' highest tide for 17 years to hit tomorrow

South Wales Argus: Warning for Newport as Wales' highest tide for 17 years to hit tomorrow Warning for Newport as Wales' highest tide for 17 years to hit tomorrow

A WARNING has been issued for Newport as Wales braces for the highest tide to hit the country since 1997.

Natural Resources Wales warns high tides combined with forecast gale force winds could see a storm surge that would raise the level of the sea by up to a metre above high tide. This surge could cause overtopping of defences in places.

While the threat extends along the entire Welsh coastline, Natural Resources Wales said Crindau in Newport along with parts of West and North Wales are particularly at risk.

The A466 in Tintern will be closed from around 8.40am and 9.45am tomorrow as high tide for the River Wye is expected around this time.

The road will be closed for around 20 minutes before and 20 minutes after the tide reaching its peak tomorrow.

The road will be blocked with lorries and because the closure is for a relatively short period no diversions will be in place.

The lorries are normally placed just north of the Royal George Hotel and by the Wye Valley Hotel.

We will be bringing live updates on flooding in Gwent tomorrow - join in using #gwentfloodwatch

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6:16pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Mr Angry says...

This is all Newport Council and Bob Brights fault
This is all Newport Council and Bob Brights fault Mr Angry

6:29pm Thu 2 Jan 14

DavidMclean says...

Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.
Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report. DavidMclean

6:43pm Thu 2 Jan 14

ihatewhingers says...

Yes. Bob Bright is so magical he can cause a tidal surge. Move over Moses, Bob Bright is in town.
Yes. Bob Bright is so magical he can cause a tidal surge. Move over Moses, Bob Bright is in town. ihatewhingers

6:58pm Thu 2 Jan 14

chrisbart says...

DavidMclean wrote:
Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.
It is around 8:15am in Newport, so anywhere around 8:00-8:30 will be the high risk period. By the way the theoretical high tide on Feb 2nd is slightly higher, but it depends on the weather as well
[quote][p][bold]DavidMclean[/bold] wrote: Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.[/p][/quote]It is around 8:15am in Newport, so anywhere around 8:00-8:30 will be the high risk period. By the way the theoretical high tide on Feb 2nd is slightly higher, but it depends on the weather as well chrisbart

8:11pm Thu 2 Jan 14

JoJoJoJo says...

DavidMclean wrote:
Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.
http://www.tide-fore
cast.com/locations/N
ewport-Gwent-Wales/t
ides/latest
[quote][p][bold]DavidMclean[/bold] wrote: Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.[/p][/quote]http://www.tide-fore cast.com/locations/N ewport-Gwent-Wales/t ides/latest JoJoJoJo

8:46pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Chrisduffryn says...

Would a barrage if one was build help? I know somebody wanted to build one way back in the 1980's
Would a barrage if one was build help? I know somebody wanted to build one way back in the 1980's Chrisduffryn

9:49pm Thu 2 Jan 14

JoanneSian says...

DavidMclean wrote:
Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.
According to one website 8:15am in the morning (that's what time it'll hit Newport).
[quote][p][bold]DavidMclean[/bold] wrote: Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.[/p][/quote]According to one website 8:15am in the morning (that's what time it'll hit Newport). JoanneSian

10:19pm Thu 2 Jan 14

brainfreeze says...

Dry as a bone up here in the valleys boyos, good drainage in our caves you see
Dry as a bone up here in the valleys boyos, good drainage in our caves you see brainfreeze

10:43pm Thu 2 Jan 14

jemmasea says...

DavidMclean wrote:
Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.
high tide is 8.13am tomorrow for goldcliff and newport river
[quote][p][bold]DavidMclean[/bold] wrote: Would be useful to have the times of the tides in the news report.[/p][/quote]high tide is 8.13am tomorrow for goldcliff and newport river jemmasea

10:46pm Thu 2 Jan 14

heresphil says...

I'm sure we all send hopes and best wishes to everyone living around St Brides and Crindau and the other potentially affected areas. Hope everyone gets through this unscathed. And if the worst happens that people in the city pull together and offer help as they so often do.
I'm sure we all send hopes and best wishes to everyone living around St Brides and Crindau and the other potentially affected areas. Hope everyone gets through this unscathed. And if the worst happens that people in the city pull together and offer help as they so often do. heresphil

10:59pm Thu 2 Jan 14

misty smoke says...

On way to Monmouth this morning, went through tintern and ive never seen it so bad and that looked like the highest tide ever , cant believe tomorrow it will be worst
On way to Monmouth this morning, went through tintern and ive never seen it so bad and that looked like the highest tide ever , cant believe tomorrow it will be worst misty smoke

2:10am Fri 3 Jan 14

county mad says...

Good luck and God bless those affected there is no worse event than your house and possesions being ruined by flood water,it is nature at its most relentless. Again God bless and keep everyone safe
Good luck and God bless those affected there is no worse event than your house and possesions being ruined by flood water,it is nature at its most relentless. Again God bless and keep everyone safe county mad

5:25pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Dr Sheldon Cooper says...

The standard of English exhibited by some of your correspondents is appalling.

It used to be that editorial staff would add '(sic)' to show that the comments were 'as received' - I think that this practice should be reintroduced as it might help lift standards.
The standard of English exhibited by some of your correspondents is appalling. It used to be that editorial staff would add '(sic)' to show that the comments were 'as received' - I think that this practice should be reintroduced as it might help lift standards. Dr Sheldon Cooper

6:17pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

Please do not attempt to drive through flood water, Flowing water is powerful stuff . Your car could easily be swept away 6 22 inches of water can do it and it could be the end of you
Please do not attempt to drive through flood water, Flowing water is powerful stuff . Your car could easily be swept away 6 22 inches of water can do it and it could be the end of you Bobevans

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