13th November 2018

Weather warnings for Somerset as heavy rain and strong winds expected

Yellow weather warnings of rain and wind are in place for South West England including Somerset this week.

Heavy rain is expected to affect South Wales and Southwest England early on Wednesday.

The warning for rain states:

“Persistent, and at times heavy rain will develop over parts of South Wales and Southwest England into the early hours of Wednesday, easing later on Wednesday morning.

During this period 15-25 mm of rain is expected widely with totals of 40-60 mm over some hills exposed to the strong southerly winds.

Some intense bursts of rain, as well as autumn leaf fall blocking drains, increases the likelihood of impacts.”

The warning, affecting Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, is valid from 00:15 to 12:00 on Wednesday 7 November.

A spell of heavy rain and strong winds is expected on Friday.

The warning for rain and wind states:

“A band of heavy rain is expected to move east during Friday with widely 15-25 mm of rain falling and perhaps 40-60 mm over higher ground.

This will be in addition to other spells of heavy rain earlier in the week affecting a similar area.

Rain will be accompanied by strong winds with gusts of 50 mph possible inland and perhaps 60 mph around some coasts.”

The warning, affecting Bournemouth, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset and Torbay, is valid from 09:00 to 21:00 on Friday 9 November.