rain prompts Met Office weather alert for Burnham today
severe weather warning remains in place as torrential rain sweeps
across the Burnham-On-Sea
area today (Thursday).
A Met Office yellow warning has been issued for the entire region
until 3pm this afternoon.
Forecasters say up to 40mm of rain could fall, although some
areas could see up to 60mm in some parts of the south west.
Chief Forecaster Andy Page said: "An active frontal system
is expected to move eastwards across the UK over the next couple
of days bringing rain to all parts of Britain."
Met Office has issued severe weather warnings which means that
the public should plan ahead to take account of possible travel
delays or disruption to their day to day activities."
Environment Agency's Head of Flood Incident Management, Craig
Woolhouse, added: "Our teams have been out around the clock
to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding."
"We urge people to keep up to date with the weather forecast
and remain prepared for flooding in their area by signing up to
receive free flood warnings and staying away from dangerous flood
A weather warning has also been issued for Saturday as another
period of heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds, is due to sweep
through the region.
The Met Office says another 30mm of rain may fall on already
saturated ground, bringing an additional risk of flooding and