sweep through Burnham-On-Sea area after heatwave
storms swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area overnight as the
heatwave came to an end.
saw thunder and lightning in the early hours from 3am as the storms
Met Office warned of further storms across the South West after
nearly three weeks of hot weather.
predicted long spells of thundery rain with some torrential downpours
in places, with rain totals of up to 50mm in three hours in the
worst hit areas.
spokesman said: "An area of low pressure is expected to increasingly
interact with the plume of hot, humid air resident across southern
preceding days will have seen relatively isolated thunderstorms,
the developing set-up on Tuesday and Wednesday provides the ingredients
for more widespread and energetic storms."
rainfall totals onto hard-baked ground may lead to flooding locally
with hail and gusty winds an additional possibility."