NORTH Somerset Council is warning of "dangerous" weather conditions over the next few days.

In Weston, strong winds are forecast to coincide with high tides, which could be close to 13m.

From tonight (Monday, April 8), the gates along the length of the promenade sea defences will be closed until the worst of the weather has passed tomorrow.

This includes the gates at Knightstone Island.

Disruption is also expected on Clevedon and Portishead seafronts.

Councillor Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: “The combination of very high tides and strong winds can be a dangerous one, and debris from the sea can be thrown onto the sea front.

"We would urge people to take great care when on the seafront. They should stay off the promenade and not try to cross onto it when the gates are closed.

“We have been contacting promenade businesses today and the community living on Knightstone Island, to make them aware so they can also be prepared.

“We have crews on standby to close the seafronts at both Clevedon and Portishead for morning and evening tides.”

Because of the flood defences, properties aren't expected to flood.

Sandbags are available from local builders' merchants if needed.