sees highest temperatures for six years in Burnham area
Burnham-On-Sea area experienced its hottest day for six years
on Friday (July 19th).
local weather station at Brent Knoll recorded a peak temperature
at 4.42pm of 31.2C (88.2F) in the shade.
Baggs, who oversees the Brent Knoll weather station, said: "Thursday's
temperature of 30.1C had been the hottest day of the year, but
that didn't last long it was beaten on Friday when we recorded
31.2C, the highest temperature seen here since the weather station
was set up in 2007."
added: "The reason was the absence of any cooling on-shore
wind. Instead, we have had a gentle north-easterly breeze that
has had plenty of time to warm up as it crosses the UK."
'level three' heatwave warning issued by the Met Office for the
whole of the south-west of England remains in place.
is more hot weather forecast for the nexy few days, with thunderstorms
residents have again been asked to keep an eye out for elderly
or frail people who may be struggling to cope in the heatwave.
County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to
keep an eye out for anyone who may need help maintaining their
health as the temperatures soar.