Office upgrades warning of 80mph storm for Burnham area
Met Office has upgraded its weather warning for the Burnham-On-Sea
area for late on Sunday and early on Monday morning as heavy rain
and strong winds are expected to sweep into the region.
heavy rain is likely to set in at the end of Sunday, accompanied
by strengthening winds of up to 80mph, it says.
Met Office has raised its warning from yellow to an amber warning.
forecasts suggest a low pressure system will rapidly deepen just
to the south west of the UK later on Sunday, before moving across
the country," said a spokesman.
could bring gusts of 60-80mph quite widely across the southern
half of the UK, with gusts of more than 80mph possible in places
- especially on exposed coasts."
of this strength could bring down trees or cause structural damage,
potentially causing transport disruption or power cuts."
the initial phase, heavy rainfall seems more likely to be the
main issue, with surface water flooding perhaps happening quite
quickly in places given the intensity of rain falling onto already
wet ground, perhaps exacerbated by drains blocked by leaf and
public should be aware that surface water flooding may develop