Temporary flood barriers will be deployed as dangerous weather conditions are due to arrive in the next few days.

The Environment Agency has predicted high water levels in Lowestoft for Thursday evening and Friday morning.

The barriers will be deployed by the Water Management Alliance on the south side of Lake Lothing ahead of the high tide.

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Areas of Kirkley Ham and Belvedere Road are believed to be the most at risk and people have been advised to check their risk of flooding and to register for flood alerts.

Danish authorities have named it Storm Pia but it has not been officially named in the UK. 

The Suffolk coast is expected to be impacted from Thursday and those visiting the coast have been advised to stay safe by staying away from cliff edges, taking notice of signage, keeping dogs on leads and not climbing on eroding cliffs.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning across the region from midnight to 9pm on Thursday as winds could reach 50mph.

The national weather service said there is a slight chance of damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, and power cuts.