photos: Storm causes disruption across the Burnham-On-Sea area
winds up to 70mph swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area during
the early hours of Monday (October 28th), causing disruption and
road between Woolavington and East Huntspill - the Causeway -
was blocked when a tree came down and a car crashed into a ditch
while attempting to get around it, as pictured above.
other trees were blown down in the Burnham area, including in
Marine Drive and at Apex Park, and several fences and sheds were
maximum wind speed in the Burnham area overnight was 60.8mph with
a gust of 70mph being recorded at 4.34am.
rain also fell, with Brent Knoll's weather station recording 15.8mm
of rainfall in 24 hours.
Great Western said several services through Highbridge & Burnham
Railway Station were affected by today's storm since speed restrictions
were placed into effect.
Met Office said the predicted storm - named St Jude after the
patron saint of depression and lost causes, whose feast day is
on Monday - was not one "you would see every year",
causing widespread disruption across southern England.
of the signs in Queen's Drive was broken by the overnight storms
rabbit hutch was blown 20ft across a garden in East Huntspill
- fortunately the rabbits 'Hop, Skip and Jump' were safe inside
in another hutch so no animals were hurt!
Several fence panels were blown down along South Road in Brean
This tree was blown down in Marine Drive
A sign was damaged outside this shop in Burnham's Victoria Street