forecast in Burnham-On-Sea today for first time since 2013
Burnham-On-Sea area could get its first snowfall of this winter
later today (Tuesday) when a spell of wintry weather is forecast
to sweep through.
Met Office says Burnham could see its first covering of snow for
two years this evening. The
last snow fell in Burnham in January 2013.
and snow may hit the Burnham-On-Sea area overnight and into Wednesday
Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow across the South
West, including Burnham, and has asked motorists to take care
in dangerous driving conditions.
Met Office spokesman said: "A cold westerly airstream will
spread across the area on Tuesday evening, allowing frequent showers
in the overnight period to fall as snow, especially over high
ground. There is some uncertainty over how much snow will settle
at low levels, and many places within the yellow area may miss
the snow altogether. However, where snow does occur it is likely
to be heavy and produce a covering quite quickly."
areas facing west or southwest will probably miss most of the
snow, but hail and lightning will be hazards here, along with
Met Office has also issued a severe weather warning for gales
of up to 75mph on Wednesday with and heavy rain likely to raise
the flooding risk.
spell of heavy rainfall is expected across many parts of western
and southern England and Wales in association with this system,
lasting from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning, when
clearer, colder weather is expected to spread southeast,"
have been asked to be aware of the risk of localised disruption
to transport and power supplies. The weather will then turn wintry
again later in the week with a renewed risk of wintry showers.
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