FLOOD alerts are in place for the north Cornwall coast for Sunday evening's high tide.

The Government's flood information service has issued the alerts, which mean flooding is possible and people close to the sea should be prepared.

Alerts are in place for the north Cornwall Coast from Land's End to Chapel Porth, as well as Chapel Porth to The Rumps and from The Rumps to Hartland Point, excluding Bude.

The alerts say: "Flooding is possible over the weekend high tides. Flood Alert criteria is met for the highest tide on the evening of Sunday, September 1.

"Times of high water will vary along the coast. Force 5 North Westerly winds are forecast to cause sea spray in exposed coastal locations, including St Ives Harbour, Portreath Harbour and the Causeway at Hayle.

"With only small to moderate wave heights expected, these impacts are expected to be minor. People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast."

High tide is at around 7.35pm.