The latest in a series of storms attracted people to witness the high tide at Southport this morning.

Sea defences held back the high tide, although the flows did hit the wall on occasion.

Farther south, the Mersey is reported to be ‘restless’ and the Environment Agency are monitoring the river over risk of flooding.

Storm Eleanor has hit Britain with hurricane-force winds topping 100 mph and authorities have been facing the ramification via flying debris, high tides, flooding and fallen trees.

Pat Regan ©