Yellow weather warning and flood alerts issued for Weston-super-Mare and Somerset

PUBLISHED: 11:16 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 12 October 2018

Wind speeds of up to 34mph could be felt in the town today.

Wind speeds of up to 34mph could be felt in the town today.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Weston-super-Mare today (Friday).

The Environmental Agency has also put in place two flood alerts in the area.

A wet and very windy day is forecast for Weston today as Storm Callum hits the UK and heavy rain is due to subside this afternoon.

Wind speeds of up to 34mph could be felt in the town and the yellow weather warning will be in place until 11.59pm tonight.

Flood alerts have also been issued for Uphill, Burnham-on-Sea and Kingston Seymour.

Highways England is also warning people to take extra care when driving on motorways and A roads and to be aware of possible closures and diversion routes due to the storm.

A spokesman for Highway’s England South West said: “In high winds there is a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we’d advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.

“Drivers of other vehicles should be aware of sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, and motorbikes plenty of space.

“In the event of persistent high winds we may need to close bridges to traffic for a period, so please be alert for warnings of closures and follow signed diversion routes.”

For more information, visit www.metoffice.gov.uk and www.flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk

For travel updates visit www.highways.gov.uk/traffic

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