Published:
February 8, 2016
Burnham area hit by 70mph winds as Storm Imogen sweeps in

The Burnham-On-Sea area is being hit by high winds and heavy rain today (Monday) as Storm Imogen sweeps through.

The Met Office issued an amber warning for the region as strong 70mph gusts left damage in the area, bringing down several trees and fences.

The gales also led to today's high tides being even higher than forecast in the Bristol Channel, with waves crashing against the sea wall, sending spray over the seafront.

"Be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. Avoid walking, cycling or driving through any flood water," warned the Met Office as parts of the Somerset Levels also became flooded.

A long stretch of fence in Berrow, pictured, was blown down in the high winds, with owner Sandra King facing quite a task to get it repaired.

Several trees came down in the high winds - and on the seafront the sign below was brought down outside Burnham Holiday Village.

Several trees came down in the high winds with several at Berrow and Brean being reported by motorists.

More fences were damaged along Burnham's Love Lane

Heavy rain has left pitches at Burnham-On-Sea's BASC Ground under water, forcing Burnham Rugby Club's games to be postponed at the weekend.

But the high winds were welcomed at Brean by these kite buggy enthusiasts who took full advantage of the onshore gusts.

Video: Stormy conditions in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday morning

 


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