hail storms, Met Office warns of gales and heavy rain for
woke up to a covering of hail this morning (Wednesday) as the
Met Office issued a new warning of heavy rain and gales.
and motorists were advised by police to take extra care after
local streets turned white at around 7.45am.
are predicting strong winds and heavy rain will hit the area from
or severe gales are expected to develop. Gusts of 50-65 mph are
likely quite widely through the warning area, whilst gusts of
75 mph are likely around southern and western coasts and over
exposed hills," says the Met Office.
system has the potential to produce 20-40 mm of rainfall quite
widely in the warning area, with as much as 50-60 mm over higher
ground in the west. These rainfall amounts are likely to lead
to standing water and also the risk of localised flooding."
Met Office advises that the public should be aware of the risk
of possible disruption to transport and possibly power supplies.
comes after a warning for snow on Tuesday failed to materialise
in the Burnham area with only sleet and hail showers being seen.