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Helen Chivers from the Met Office describes some of the weather conditions affecting the region and how rare they are for this time of year:
Strong winds and heavy showers have cause problems on the M5 Northbound. There are delays J22 A38 / B3140 (Burnham-On-Sea) and J21 A370 / B3440 (Weston-Super-Mare) and J19 A369 (Portishead) and J16 A38 (Aztec West).
The willow figure alongside the M5 motorway, Northbound between Junction 24 and 23, near Bridgwater, Somerset has become another victim of the strong winds around the region.
Strong winds and heavy showers have caused a number of problems for commuters this morning in Hotwells, Bristol.
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At Stourhead the house is still open with a mini bus shuttle running from the main car park.
The gardens are closed because of a risk of debris falling from trees which means nobody can enter the gardens until the winds die down.
Tyntesfield House is closed since the only access routes pass through wooded areas which have also had to be closed.
Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland speaks to campers in Brean about why they braved the bad weather this half term.
Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland speaks to Alan House from Holiday Resort Unity in Brean about how the bad weather is effecting business.
Holidaymakers at this campsite were staying under canvas as the wet weather persisted for much of the day.
The beach at Brean Down in Somerset is usually a big draw for visitors but today (Thurs), as you can see, it's deserted.
What a difference a day makes. This picture was taken yesterday as holidaymakers enjoyed a bit of sunshine along the coast.