Storm warning for North Somerset issued by Met Office

PUBLISHED: 07:47 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:27 17 January 2018

High tide in Clevedon. Picture: Michelle Navarra

High tide in Clevedon. Picture: Michelle Navarra

Michelle Navarra

Strong winds and heavy rain is set to batter the North Somerset coastline overnight (Wednesday).

The Met Office has issued a weather warning with storms potentially causing significant disruption and danger.

Its spokesman said: “Very strong winds will affect parts of the UK during tonight and into Thursday.

“The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area before clearing by late morning.

“Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations.

“There is also a possibility that some bridges may close.

“Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

“Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings.

“In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

The weather warning comes into effect at 11pm tonight and will remain in place until 11am tomorrow.

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