Warnings issued as as high-tide floods threaten north-east coast

Waves crashing up at Aberdeen Beach. Image: Kath Flannery/DC Thomson

We're being urged to stay away from seafronts, after police warned conditions posed a “serious risk to life”.

Aberdeen City Council issued an warning telling walkers to stay away from Aberdeen beach, as waves lashed the seafront.

Elsewhere, Aberdeenshire Council had closed the area around Stonehaven harbour on police advice due to the risk from “overtopping waves”.

It's since been reopened.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has issued flood warnings in Stonehaven, Rosehearty to Fraserburgh and Aberdeen Coastal.

An Aberdeenshire Council spokesperson said: “A flood alert remains in place for Aberdeenshire due to a combination of high tides and large waves.

“Take great care in coastal areas, remain vigilant, and remember it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.

“Advice and information are also available through SEPA’s Floodline on 0345 9881188.”

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