RESIDENTS have been warned that flooding is expected across Wirral as Storm Eleanor continues.

Flood alerts have been put in place from New Brighton to Hoylake, the Dee Estuary and the Mersey Estuary as high tides are forecasted to peak to 6.6m in some areas.

Fort Perch Rock car park, Kings Parade and Harrison Drive will remain closed along with South Parade in West Kirby.

Other areas that may be affected two hours before and after 12pm include the West Kirby coast, Ian Fraser Walk in New Brighton, Woodside Birkenhead, and The Dell in New Ferry.

People are being urged to stay away from affected areas and be aware of local surroundings on the coast.

A red warning has been issued for New Brighton meaning that flooding of the promenade and roads is expected.

Wirral Globe:

Low land flooding is possible along the Wallasey Embankment.

The Dee Estuary from Parkgate to Chester at 12.15pm today (Wednesday) is likely to cause flooding with a forecasted peak of 5.88m during high tide.

The Environment Agency say that flooding is also possible for the Mersey Estuary from Liverpool and Wirral to Widnes.

The next high tide at 12.30pm today (Wednesday) is expected to be higher than usual with a forecasted peak of 6.62m.

There is potential for high midnight tides on Thursday which have the potential to reach Flood Alert levels and the Environment Agency are currently monitoring them.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Flooding to properties is likely between these times – be aware of your local surroundings and remain safe.

“There may be localised standing water on roads – do not drive through flood water.”