THERE are two severe flood alerts in place for West Somerset as Storm Ciara continues to affect the Somerset coastline.

Part of Watchet's harbour wall has partially collapsed following strong winds battering the coastline, and there was a large rockfall along part of the cliff face at St Audries Beach.

The Environment Agency has flood warnings for tonight (Tuesday, February 11) and into tomorrow for Porlock Weir and Dunster.

For Porlock Weir, the Environment Agency warning states the first high tide is expected at 8.45pm tonight, and second high tide at 9am tomorrow morning.

A Environment Agency spokesman said: "Flooding may occur around two hours either side of the high tide between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties and businesses on the lockside, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties at Porlock Weir.

"Vulnerable sea front properties could be impacted at high tide as forecast winds are very changeable."

The second flood warning relates to the coastline between The Warren and Sea Lane End including the Dunster Beach Chalets.

There is also a chance of flooding along coastal areas of Minehead, Combwich, Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare.