People living in some coastal areas in the south west have been warned to take 'immediate action' with flooding expected both Saturday and Sunday.

High 'spring' tides, strong winds and large waves are combining to make flooding likely at high tides over the weekend.

The government's flood information service has warned that Porthleven, Praa Sands, Penzance and Perranarworthal are among the areas most at risk.

High water at Newlyn Saturday afternoon is at 3.45pm, then again at 4.10am Sunday morning and 4.31pm Sunday afternoon.

The service issued a red alert, warning: "High Spring tides, strong winds and large waves are expected to cause property flooding in low lying or exposed locations on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Falmouth Packet:

"Unsettled weather is forecast and will bring force 6 south westerly winds, possibly increasing to force 8 on Sunday.

"Large waves are also expected, causing tides to be 350mm higher than published, resulting in wave overtopping and sea spray in exposed locations.

"People are advised to avoid low lying and exposed coastal areas. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this information on Sunday morning or if the situation changes."

Locations listed as particularly at risk include Porthleven, Praa Sands and Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance Promenade, Chyandour and Long Rock in west Cornwall, as well as more central areas of Perranarworthal, Mevagissey, Portmellon, Gorran Haven and St Mawes.

Falmouth Packet:

High water at Falmouth is due to be at 4.25pm, then 4.47am and 5.12pm on Sunday.

Areas also marked in red on the map include Falmouth, the Penryn River and Gweek.

There is also a yellow alert to "be prepared," with flooding possible, on the south Cornwall coast from Lizard Point to Gribbin Head excluding Truro City

Flooding is possible two hours either side of high tide, with locations that may be affected include St Mawes and Mevagissey.