A MEMBER of the Standard Camera Club has captured the moment that a tidal bore surged along the River Dee this morning (Tuesday, March 12).

The Dee Estuary has been the subject of a continued flood alert since midday yesterday, with high tides, that were first forecast on Monday, set to continue until tomorrow.

The powerful wave, which was filmed by Ian Bartlett, is shown pushing against the current and breaking against the bank at Hawarden Bridge.

Bores occur when rivers empty into the sea and are caused by tide rises.

Flooding is currently a possibility for low lying land and roads around the Dee Estuary, including the likes of Parkgate, Neston, and areas in and around Chester.

A separate alert is also in place for the Mersey Estuary, which could affect Ellesmere Port.

The Environment Agency is currently monitoring the situation and is expected to provide a further update later today.