People have been urged to take "extreme care" as a tidal surge could cause flooding in Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The Environment Agency has said there is the potential for flooding in the Norfolk Broads and in seaside towns including Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Officers are monitoring tide locking which happens when raised sea levels stop rivers from draining out to the sea which can lead to flooding.

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Tides in the area are expected to be high from this afternoon and into tomorrow with members of the public being urged to be cautious.

Marcus Sibley from the Environment Agency said: "Please remember to take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades.

"We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and exposed coasts and urge people not to drive through flood water as just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car."

The tidal surge is being caused by a low-pressure system and strong winds in the North Sea.

Environment Agency teams are preparing operations to minimise the impacts of flooding where possible and are ensuring tidal gates and barriers are ready to be operated.