Published: October 28, 2013
In photos: Storm causes disruption across the Burnham-On-Sea area

High winds up to 70mph swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area during the early hours of Monday (October 28th), causing disruption and damage.

The 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.

Several other trees were blown down in the Burnham area, including in Marine Drive and at Apex Park, and several fences and sheds were also damaged.

The maximum wind speed in the Burnham area overnight was 60.8mph with a gust of 70mph being recorded at 4.34am.

Heavy 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.

The 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.

One of the signs in Queen's Drive was broken by the overnight storms

This 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


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