Heavy rain forecast for Devon as weather warnings are issued
Heavy rain is expected to hit Devon today and continue in the weekend prompting the Met Office to issue a weather warning.
The Exeter-based forecasters have issued a three-day weather warning for Devon and Cornwall from Thursday until Saturday.
The yellow-graded warning, the lowest kind issued by the Met Office, warns of heavy rain, possible localised flooding and potential disruption to travel.
A chief forecaster at the Met Office predicts heavy rain and strong winds in the South West due to a low pressure system.
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He said: “During the period of the warning one or more areas of low pressure are likely to cross southern Britain.
“There is considerable uncertainty in how far North the associated heavy rain will extend, potentially confining the heaviest rain to southern counties of England. 20-40mm of rain could fall quite widely during this period, with totals locally as high as 60mm.
“This could lead to localised flooding, especially where the ground is already saturated due to recent wet weather. Additionally in the south, strong winds could blow leaves into drains and exacerbate these conditions. “
The warning of heavy rain is in place from 7pm on Thursday until 6am on Saturday.