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Weston RNLI issues waves warning ahead of Storm Brian

PUBLISHED: 17:13 20 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:13 20 October 2017

Anchor Head in stormy weather. Picture: Lesley Richings

Anchor Head in stormy weather. Picture: Lesley Richings

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Weston-super-Mare’s RNLI crew has issued a reminder for people to keep a safe distance from breaking waves this weekend, as strong winds are forecast to hit the town.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for Saturday between 4am and 11.59pm.

It is warning strong winds are expected to hit coastal areas, as a result of Storm Brian.

A spokesman from Weston RNLI said: “Although we are trained to go out in this weather we urge you to respect the water.

“Keep a safe distance from breaking waves, and stick to designated paths and look out for safety signs.”

People should also keep clear of uneven, unstable and slippery ground, and remember normal routes could be affected by storms.

If you see anyone in trouble, you should dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Western and southern coastal transport routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves and spray, with potential for flooding of properties.

“Some transport disruption is likely across the whole warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

“Short term loss of power and other services is also possible, as well as damage to trees.”

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