Severe flood warnings are in place along the eastern coast of England, amid fears thousands of homes are at risk from a three-metre storm surge.
The Environment Agency has issued 12 severe flood warnings – meaning danger to life – for the lunchtime high tide at 12:30 GMT and Friday night.
An evacuation is under way in Jaywick, Essex, while an operation will begin in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk at 10:00 GMT.
It comes as the Met Office has warned of high winds, snow and ice on Friday.
The Environment Agency’s severe flood warnings – its highest possible alert – are in place for coastal areas of Essex and Suffolk.
There is a risk of “significant” flooding in some areas from the lunchtime high tide, which is expected at about 12:30 GMT, with further warnings issued in Suffolk from 21:45 GMT.