More stormy weather hits West Country
Wind battered the West Country on Saturday night with coastal resorts bearing the brunt of the bad weather.
Massive waves and gale force winds coincided with a 12 metre high tide to cause havoc in places like Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset.
Away from the coast, the winds caused damage to trees and property across the West Country.
And as the Western Daily Press went to press last night, the region was preparing itself for heavy rain – and hoping to stave off flooding.
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The weather service has issued a severe weather warnings for today advising people to be aware of the likelihood of heavy downpours.
Wet weather is expected to follow the wind across the country from the South West.
It comes just a week after the St Jude storm swept through the country, bringing down trees and damaging buildings. Four people lost their lives in the devastation.
The Met Office yesterday warned of serious weather disruption, but nothing on the scale of last week's storm.
A spokesman said: "This additional rainfall, following recent wet weather, means that the public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding."
Last week's storm caused several roads around the county to be closed due to flooding and firefighters had to pump drains out in a street in Cheltenham to prevent houses and basements being inundated.
The wet weather is forecast to stay with us throughout the week.