Strong winds gusting up to 70mph are set to sweep through the Burnham-On-Sea area today (Sunday, December 8th), prompting a weather warning to be issued.
The Met Ofice has updated its yellow warning for Storm Atiyah, which is due to bring ‘very strong’ winds to the region. The warning is in force from 3pm today until 9am on Monday.
“A deep area of low pressure is expected to cross the UK from the west on Sunday and Monday, bringing very strong winds to parts of the west,” says a Met Office spokesman.
“Winds are expected to gust to 50-60mph inland, and perhaps 70mph around some coasts. Large coastal waves are also expected.”
The Met Office adds that some delays to road, rail and public transport are possible and that there could be a short-term loss of power.
“It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves and that some damage to temporary structures is possible.”