weather warning issued for Burnham-On-Sea area
thunderstorms and potential flooding has been forecast for the
Burnham-On-Sea area today (Friday) and Saturday.
Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the region,
which started at 1am today (Friday) and will be in place until
9am on Saturday.
weather could cause "significant disruption" with surface
water, lightning and hail expected to impact travel.
Met Office spokesman said: "Isolated severe thunderstorms
seem likely to develop on Friday, these succeeded by a band of
more widespread heavy rain and occasional thunderstorms, moving
gradually north later in the day, affecting much of the highlighted
region into the early hours of Saturday morning."
public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised
significant disruption, mainly from surface water flooding. Lightning
and hail could also cause some impacts."
area of warm, very humid air is expected to move northwards across
France into southern Britain later on Thursday and into Friday."
isolated thunderstorms are possible from Thursday, these become
more likely and potentially more severe by Friday afternoon, with
the potential for 20 to 30 mm falling within an hour or so, probably
on a very localised basis."
are that a more organised band of heavy rain and thunderstorms
will follow by Friday evening and overnight into Saturday, bringing
25 to 50 mm of rain more widely, again with the potential for
some very high short-period totals."