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More stormy weather on the way for North Devon

08:57 14 February 2014


Region to be battered by gale force winds and heavy rainfall today (Friday) with some snow reported on the roads.

NORTH Devon is preparing for another bout of stormy weather today (Friday) after weeks of heavy rain and gale force winds.

Rainfall of up to 25mm is expected in the region, which is covered by a yellow weather warning for rain.

A warning is also in place for wind with gusts of up to 60-70mph expected.

A chief forecaster for the Met Office said ‘yet another storm’ has developed to the west of the Azores, which will run north-eastwards across the UK.

He said: “There remains some uncertainty in the track and timings of this system but gusts of 60-70 mph are possible with perhaps 80 mph along most exposed parts of the south coast.

“With these strong winds some large waves are also likely along the south coast and there is the potential for some coastal flooding where this coincides with high tides.”

Following the high spring tides earlier this month which caused damage to coastal towns, the region has experienced high winds and hail storms over the last few days.

Yesterday parts of the region experienced snow, and on Wednesday the Torridge Bridge in Bideford was closed for several hours after the wind blew over a truck.

Drivers are being warned to take care after a number of collisions on the icy roads yesterday.

This morning Hugh Griffin, of Devon County Council’s highways operations control centre, tweeted: “A39 between Bideford and Clovelly slushy snow and road surface temps reading -0.3 please take care if driving in the area #devonroads”

Weather warnings are set to remain in place until midday tomorrow.

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