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PICTURES: Storm Brian batters Weston

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:06 23 October 2017

Storm Brian whipping up the sea at Knightstone. Picture: Martin Pearce

Storm Brian whipping up the sea at Knightstone. Picture: Martin Pearce

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Strong winds and 15ft waves battered Weston-super-Mare this weekend, as Storm Brian swept across the town on Saturday.

Nick Page Hayman pictured this tree felled in the storm. Nick Page Hayman pictured this tree felled in the storm.

Trees were felled and some Westonians flirted with danger to get up close and personal with the stormy seas amid 50mph winds.

Some brave photographers took to the shores to capture the waves crashing over the sea wall.

And greenery planted in the new-look Italian Gardens just this week were uprooted by fierce gusts.

The coastguard reported 10-15ft waves battering Weston. Picture: Timmay Curtis/Weston Coastguard Rescue Team The coastguard reported 10-15ft waves battering Weston. Picture: Timmay Curtis/Weston Coastguard Rescue Team

Meanwhile, Weston Coastguard Rescue Team was called twice on Saturday evening, as the sea demonstrated its ‘sheer power’ amid the stormy conditions.

A spokesman said: “The first tasking was to assist the police with some concerns for three males who may have been on the beach near the Grand Pier.

“We were stood down en route to this tasking, and shortly after were tasked by our operations room to concerns over people getting too close to the water near Anchor Head.

The trees were planted in the Italian Gardens just this week. Picture: Nick Page Hayman The trees were planted in the Italian Gardens just this week. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

“On arrival, three water rescue technicians kitted up in water rescue gear, and walked from Birnbeck around to Anchor Head. We gave safety advice to a number of people who were stood right on the edge of the sea wall, with 10-15ft waves crashing over their heads.

“Some people underestimate the sheer power of the sea in the state that it was on Saturday.”

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Martin Pearce captured this seagull evading the waves at Marine Lake. Martin Pearce captured this seagull evading the waves at Marine Lake.

Storm Brian whipping up the sea at Knightstone. Picture: Martin Pearce Storm Brian whipping up the sea at Knightstone. Picture: Martin Pearce

Storm Brian left his mark in Weston. Picture: Nick Page Hayman Storm Brian left his mark in Weston. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Jason Adams took this impressive picture of the stormy seas. Jason Adams took this impressive picture of the stormy seas.

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