Hurricane Bertha to sweep through Burnham area today
The remains of Hurricane Bertha will sweep through the Burnham-On-Sea
area today (Sunday, August 10th), according to forecasters.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and
strong winds for the region throughout Sunday.
spokesman said: "There is the potential for rainfall totals
of more than 50mm in places and coastal gusts of over 60mph, along
with large waves."
"The locations affected are very dependent on the track
of the low but the heaviest rainfall is thought most likely around
and to the northwest of the low centre whilst the strongest winds
are most likely around the southern flank of the low."
"The remains of Hurricane Bertha are changing to attain
the characteristics of a mid-latitude depression, albeit with
very warm air wrapped up within it. This feature looks to move
towards the UK before deepening rapidly on Saturday night and
Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue has warned people to take
extra care when using the town's seafront and local beaches if
the forecast strong winds combine with high tides to create stormy
The storm has come from the western side of the Atlantic, after
hitting the Caribbean with gusts of more than 90mph, leaving thousands