An unseasonable area of low-pressure brought heavy rain and strong winds battled large swathes of England and Wales on Friday and Saturday.
Incredible images show waves hitting Porthcawl lighthouse
Speaking ahead of the wet weather, Neil Armstrong, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “This low-pressure system will bring challenging conditions, including unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain, from the west during Friday and Saturday. Summer storms – compared with those in autumn and winter – always have the potential to create additional impacts because more people are likely to be outdoors, especially by the coast. Additionally with trees in full leaf they are more vulnerable to being brought down by strong winds.”
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