area braced for more heavy rain and 70mph winds today
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been warned to brace themselves
for further torrential rain and high winds today (Thursday).
Met Office has upgraded its severe weather warning for the Burnham
area to an amber alert, which will be in effect from 2pm until
alert, which is the forecaster's second most severe weather warning,
warns people to be prepared for flooding and winds gusting up
spell of very wet and very windy weather is expected to move west
to east across many parts of the UK during Thursday," said
a Met Office spokesman.
so soon after the heavy rain which fell in many places on Wednesday,
this is likely to provoke further issues with flooding."
winds will gust to 50 to 60mph in many places, and even 70mph
in some exposed areas."
view of the wind and rain combination, the public should be prepared
for transport disruption."
comes after flooding across the Burnham area on Wednesday, as
County Council said it is liaising with local authorities, police,
fire and voluntary groups to ensure they are as prepared as possible
for further rain.
Top, the Met Office's latest alert and, above, Burnham fire crews
tackling flooding in Brent Knoll on Wednesday
was the scene in Brean's Warren Road on Wednesday
van struggles through water in Burnham's Maple Drive
This garden of this home in East Brent was under water
in Brent Knoll's Brent Street
Sally Field and her son had a wet walk to school in Brent Knoll
home in Edithmead was surrounded by flood water