High tide causes huge waves to batter Morecambe promenade

These dramatic shots of Morecambe promenade were taken this lunchtime by Chris Foote.

Tuesday, 26th January 2016, 2:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th January 2016, 3:19 pm

The pictures show the waves crashing over the railings onto the promenade as the full force of Storm Jonas hit the region.

The resort’s Midland Hotel can be seen in the background with the boiling and turbulent sea spewing waves onto the promenade.

The pictures were taken at high tide at 12.45pm when the water level was at its highest.

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Waves crash over the railings onto the promenade at Morecambe near The Midland hotel. Pic: Chris Foote.

The Environment Agency issued flood warnings for Morecambe Bay, including north of Heysham and people were being warned to stay away from the coast.

High water can be expected for two hours before and after the peak between 12pm and 1.30pm.

Waves crash over the railings onto the promenade at Morecambe near The Midland hotel. Pic: Chris Foote.
Waves crash over the railings onto the promenade at Morecambe near The Midland hotel. Pic: Chris Foote.
Waves crash over the railings onto the promenade at Morecambe near The Midland hotel. Pic: Chris Foote.
Waves crash over the railings onto the promenade at Morecambe near The Midland hotel. Pic: Chris Foote.
Waves crash over the railings onto the promenade at Morecambe near The Midland hotel. Pic: Chris Foote.