PARTS of the north Essex coast have been put on flood alert by the Environment Agency.

Higher than usual tides are forecast at 12.42pm today.

The coast between Clacton and Bradwell on the other side of the Blackwater Estuary are currently on flood alert.

The warning includes the Blackwater and Colne estuaries.

High tides of 2.76m are expected but Thames Coastguard say they are not expecting any problems because the sea is not rough enough.