It seems most likely that the mass strandings that occurred after the Beast from the East were driven by high wind speeds combined with low spring tides
and extreme cold temperatures (for the UK).
On Sunday and Monday a combination of high spring tides
and strong westerly winds bring a risk of large waves and spray and possible flooding to the South West coast of England and along the Severn Estuary.
We are just a few days away before the first spring tides
start to occur.
occur at both new Moon and full Moon, when the Sun, Earth, and Moon line up, and the tide-raising forces of the Sun and Moon combine for a greater net effect.
He recommended checking tide times, paying attention to higher spring tides
, and weather forecasts, especially in case of fog.
HIGH spring tides
backed up by strong winds could cause flooding in low lying areas this morning officials warned.
The spring tides
at the moment are some of the biggest of the year.
The Htel des Isles puts on special holidays during high spring tides
so guests can gather up the cockles and mussels from the beach at Barneville-Carteret (pictured).
However this is a natural process which occurs from time to time when stormy sea conditions and high spring tides
We've had some nasty south-westerly winds for the last few days [and] coupled with spring tides
, there's a fair swell running onto the coast.
A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: "We always expect high spring tides
at this time of year, which can cause the river to burst its banks.
The arrival of this exceptionally deep area of low pressure is expected to coincide with Spring tides
on Monday bringing the risk of flooding to western coasts stretching from southern England to northern Scotland," Brian Golding, head of Forecasting at the Met Office said.