Report by Alex Evans, Reporter
Monday, April 30, 2012
MORE strong wind and heavy rain is expected to batter the South West over the next few days.
The weekend saw trees felled and river levels rising, with the extreme weather likely to continue, according to the MET Office.Pictures of a tree being ripped down in Weston’s Grove Park were sent in by readers Steve Carr and Zara Lockwood via the Mercury’s new readers’ news site, Weston.iwitness24.co.uk.
Reader Neil Gibson also uploaded a shot of a tree falling into the road on the A370.
All rivers in North Somerset are on flood alert ahead of forecasts of more bad weather.
The MET Office’s official advice states: “Further heavy rainfall is likely across parts of southwest England during the first half of Monday, in combination with gusts of wind to around 50mph in places, perhaps 60mph on exposed southern coasts.”
Tuesday is likely to see even more widespread rain, with levels of between 10-20mm in most of the area, rising as high as 40mm in some places.