Sections of the promenade rail were disappearing into the sea during a storm surge in Sunderland in 2013.
Sections of the promenade rail were disappearing into the sea during a storm surge in Sunderland in 2013.

It's storm time but we are used to taking a battering from the North East weather. Remember these scenes?

Storm Alex is hitting the UK and it is said to be the first of a series of five batterings from the weather being predicted this autumn.

But whether or not the expected storm season does arrive, we have seen plenty like it in the North East in the past.

We have gathered a series of archive photos to show the storms we have lived through in years gone by.

See how many of these scenes you remember.

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