WATCH: High tides hit North East coast as summer comes to a close

The weather has taken an autumnal turn as temperatures drop and the rain clouds form.

The North East coast has also been battered in the last couple of days due to a high tide

Flood warnings had been put in place for Wednesday and Thursday by the Environment Agency.

There was a risk of high water levels, large waves and windblown spray along the coast due to the combination of high spring tides and a strong northwesterly wind, although no large surge is expected.

The tides are set to fall now but you can see the waves they caused at Marsden, in South Shields, on the video above.

Here’s the weather forecast for the North East over the coming days, according to the Met Office:


A generally cloudy and cool day with some outbreaks of showery rain spreading across the region from the northeast. Some heavier bursts of rain possible through the afternoon and evening, especially near the coast, where it will also become windy. Maximum Temperature 13°C.


The cloudy conditions will continue overnight, but showers tending to become lighter and more scattered, and more confined to the south by dawn. Windy, more especially in coastal areas. Minimum Temperature 10°C.


Generally rather cloudy, although some bright or sunny intervals are also likely. Some scattered showers, but lighter than on Thursday. Strong winds easing a little, but remaining breezy. Rather cool. Maximum Temperature 13°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Dry, more settled conditions developing with variable cloud amounts and some sunny intervals. Winds becoming lighter by Monday. Daytime temperatures recovering, but chilly nights with some patchy mist/fog likely.