Householders across the Lancashire coast are being warned to prepare for possible coastal flooding.
The Environment Agency is urging people to remain vigilant and alert for possible tidal flooding between Friday and Sunday, as strong winds combine with high tides and large waves.
They warn that this could cause localised spray and wave over-topping at exposed coastal locations and promenades, and the risk of flooding to properties and low lying land.
Environment Agency teams will be working around the clock to check flood defences and close tidal gates.
Further flood alerts and some flood warnings) are likely to be issued.
Craig Woolhouse, the Environment Agency’s head of flood incident management, said:“Strong winds and large waves along t coasts of England are forecast between Friday and Sunday, coinciding with high tides.
“Impacts could include flooding affecting some coastal properties and communities. Coastal paths and promenades could be highly dangerous as there is an increased risk of being swept out to sea.”