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Stormy weather set to hit Kent this afternoon

Contributed by editor on Jan 14, 2020 - 12:45 PM

 

With strong winds forecast for this afternoon in Kent, Coastguards have warned photographers not to risk their lives taking pictures on the coast.


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The Met office are warning that strong winds will develop on Tuesday which may bring some disruption and cause some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport. It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities could be affected by spray and/or large waves.

Duty controller for HM Coastguard Ben Hambling said last week: ‘We say it every time and still people don’t heed the warning.

 

'Our beautiful coast and seas can turn deadly in a moment. Don’t risk your life for a photograph or a selfie. It might be the last picture you ever take.'

 



Stormy weather might produce breathtaking photographs but it might be the last breath you ever take if you’re there at the wrong moment.

With parts of the UK set to be battered by winds up to gale force strength this week, please don’t risk your life to take pictures at the coast, however dramatic it looks.

 


Rough seas at Dover


Even professional photographers put on their longest lenses and keep a respectful distance from the storms.


And don’t risk walking or driving next to sea walls. A sudden wave can wash you and your car away in moments not to mention children and pets.


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