Burnham-On-Sea is set to see strong winds today (Monday, October 16th) as the tail end of former Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in from the Atlantic.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning between 12.00 mid-day and 11.55pm for high winds, although Burnham is on the edge of the warning area.
The Met Ofice’s Chief Forecaster says: “Very strong winds are forecast to affect western parts of the UK during Monday.”
“Southerly winds are most likely to gust between 55 and 65 mph with the potential for gusts of 80 mph in coastal areas.”
“These strong winds are forecast in association with the northward track of ex-Ophelia across or near to the west of the British Isles. Heavy rain is also possible in association with this system.”
“A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with ex-Ophelia,” adds a Met Office spokesman. “Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times and cancellations possible. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.”
“Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen, perhaps leading to injuries and danger to life from flying debris.”
“Coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves.”