1st Storm of 2018 makes quite a splash
THE 1st storm of 2018, Storm Eleanor, brought a damp
start to 2018 and very high tides, on 2 January 2018, we headed out to see the
dangerous waves hitting our coastline. The larger waves had been coursed
due to a combination of the storm and the effect of the super moon events, which
create extreme higher and lower tides than normal. The result was
spectacular on the seafront, at Southport.
As the storm lashed the UK, with violent storm force winds of
up to 100mph in some place, leaving thousands of homes without power and hitting
transport links, thankfully Merseyside was not as badly affected as other parts
of the UK. But with more and more storms, comes more and more erosion of
the sand dunes along our coastline, as well as more flooding of our rivers and
streams. Should we expect to see more measures taken to defend the
coastline and riverbanks from erosion in the future?
In 2018, please take note, if you want to take photographs of large waves
bashing the Merseyside coast, or any coastline, remember, they can easily get
you into danger. Keep a good distance away from them. Do not climbed
over any safety barriers to get photographs as the large swells can suddenly
crash over sea walls. Also it is worth noting that in some cases, the
water pressure can cause sea walls and cliffs to collapse.
Did Storm Eleanor affect you? If yes, please let us
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