A FLOOD warning is in place for the Somerset coast as strong winds are hitting the county.

The warning is currently in place at Minehead, the Environment Agency reported.

This morning (Tuesday, April 9) Travel Somerset shared a photo showing the windy condition at Blue Anchor: They said: “Scene from Blue Anchor earlier today.

“It's still very windy out there - please take care, and be aware there may be debris and fallen trees. If you do spot a problem, please report it here.”

Somerset County Gazette: A map showing the area covered by the flood warningA map showing the area covered by the flood warning (Image: Environment Agency)

A message from the Environment Agency said: “Strong winds and spring tides may cause large waves and spray overtopping on the coast.

“Areas most at risk include the coastline between Quay West and The Warren including seafront properties on Culvercliffe Court, Quay West, and Quay Street.

“The detailed tidal information for those who use it is for a peak level at Hinkley Point.

“Our incident response staff are closing floodgates and checking defences.

“We continue to monitor levels closely. Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths, and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.”