Strong winds whipped up big storm waves and brought down trees in the Burnham-On-Sea area on Sunday (March 10th).

The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for high winds with gusts of up to 65mph.

A dog walker at Berrow was rescued by Burnham Coastguards and BARB crews after getting blown over in the high winds this morning, as reported here.

This large tree was brought down across Yardwall Road in Mark, as pictured above, closing it to traffic.

And this large branch of a tree came crashing down in Burnham-On-Sea’s Rectory Road outside the Vicarage, blocking the pavement.

Several other trees were blown down, tiles blown off roofs in Burnham town centre and fences also damaged.

The Met Office says: “An area of high winds, including gales or severe gales in coastal areas, reached southwestern England and South Wales during the early hours of Sunday and then spread eastwards.”

“The highest gusts are expected in coastal areas of southwest England where gusts are likely to peak at 55 to 65mph. Inland, gusts will not be quite as high and will largely peak at 45 to 55mph.”

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