sweep into Burnham area as Met Office issues warnings
Met Office has issued four days of weather warnings as heavy rain
and strong winds are set to hit the Burnham-On-Sea area this week.
storms are affecting the region today and the rain becoming particularly
heavy at times on Tuesday before clearing during Wednesday morning.
a separate developing frontal system is expected to bring another
period of persistent, and at times heavy, rain later on Thursday
and into Friday.
public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding, perhaps
exacerbated by fallen leaves blocking drainage courses,"
said a spokesman.
active frontal system associated with an Atlantic depression pushed
in from the west late on Monday. It will become slow-moving, allowing
pulses of heavy and sometimes thundery rain to spread northwards
across south west England and South Wales before finally clearing
timings of these periods of heavy rain remain uncertain, and there
are also likely to be some drier intervals within this warning
strong southerly winds, reaching gale force in places, will enhance
rainfall over south-facing slopes and hills, where totals of more
than 60mm in 36 hours are likely. 20-40 mm will fall more widely.
The rainfall is likely to cause some minor flooding from either
surface water or from rivers."
Pictured: A car splashing through surface water in Burnham's
Berrow Road and, above, the dark clouds seen on the Burnham-On-Sea