Flood threat as severe weather warning is issued for Burnham area
alerts have been issued across Somerset, including the Burnham-On-Sea
area, after the Met Office upgraded its severe weather warning
for the region.
overnight rainfall, along with the forecast of further torrential
downpours today, has prompted the weather service to issue an
amber alert for the Burnham area, as pictured right.
to 100mm of rain could fall over the weekend during the torrential,
Met Office said: "Although not all places will see the heaviest
of the rain, where it does fall it is likely to lead to surface
water flooding and some disruption to travel.
remains some uncertainty in the location of the heaviest rainfall,
but at this time the south west of England looks the most likely
area to see the greatest impacts, in particular, the red warning
public should be prepared for the likelihood of surface water
flooding and some disruption to travel and outdoor activities,
particularly in the amber warning area."