Met Office weekend storm warning for Somerset

Met Office weekend storm warning for Somerset

Met Office weekend storm warning for Somerset

First published in News Somerset County Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

PEOPLE in Somerset should brace themselves for further stormy weather conditions over the weekend.

The Met Office have placed the county on a yellow warning ahead of a spell of wet and windy weather which will hit the county on Sunday.

Heavy rain will add to the misery caused in already flood-hit areas, with forecasters warning further flooding in prone areas.

A chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “Another Atlantic frontal system is forecast to cross the UK during Sunday. Most areas will see a period of heavy rain and very strong winds, perhaps also some snow for a time over northern hills.

“Rainfall accumulations of 15 to 25 mm are expected quite widely with 35 mm or more locally and expect southerly gusts 40 to 50 mph quite widely, particularly with the passage of the front, and probably peaking 60 to 70 mph or more around exposed coasts and headlands.

“There is still some considerable uncertainty in the details of this system and this warning will be updated in the coming days.”

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8:12pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Dr Dave says...

I wish this bloody UKIP storm system would pass.........
I wish this bloody UKIP storm system would pass......... Dr Dave
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