TWO flood alerts are currently in place for areas across Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston today (Monday, February 12).

In areas around the Dee Estuary from Parkgate to Chester, there is a possibility of spray overtopping from large waves along the coast.

Flooding is possible on low lying land and roads around the Dee Estuary from 11.30am today, however this is not expected to affect properties.

The reason for this alert are tides which are forecast to be higher than normal over the next two days.

The Environment Agency says that they do not anticipate that the flood alert level will be met during high tide tomorrow morning, but the situation is being closely monitored.

Residents are advised to be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.

The alert area covers: Parkgate, Neston and Puddington, continuing to Blacon and Saltney, Chester.

Meanwhile, a separate flood alert is also in place for parts of Ellesmere Port, and nearby Frodsham.

This is again due to forecasts of higher-than-normal tides and affects the Mersey Estuary.

Areas at risk include: Liverpool, New Ferry, Woodside, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Widnes and Hale Village.

The Environment Agency also anticipates that this alert level will not be reached by high tide tomorrow morning.

Updates on both alerts are expected later this afternoon.