VIDEO: High tides could hit North Devon this weekend

16:17 08 August 2014

A weather warning is in place for Sunday. Pic: Met Office.

A weather warning is in place for Sunday. Pic: Met Office.

Archant

Met Office warns remnants of Hurricane Bertha have a 60 per cent chance of hitting the South West.

THE Environment Agency and Met Office are warning that remnants of extra-tropical storm Bertha could bring weather havoc to the region.

Strong winds, large waves and heavy rainfall currently have a 60 per cent chance of hitting on Sunday, according to the Met Office.

The forecasters have currently placed a yellow weather warning for rain across the whole country.

Possible flooding

The EA has warned as much as 30mm of rainfall could occur in three hours during Sunday, which could lead to surface water flooding.

The transition of Bertha from a tropical to an extra-tropical feature is a particularly hard one to forecast but there is increasing confidence that this feature will affect the UK on Sunday, though with very large uncertainty remaining over the track and intensity.

Met Office chief meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “There is still some uncertainty surrounding this weekend’s weather, with the potential for heavy rainfall, strong coastal winds and large waves on Sunday.

“However, there is still a chance that the system may pass to the south of the country giving the UK a brighter day.”

High tides

High tides are also expected over the weekend, with the potential for the unseasonable low pressure to hit coastal areas.

Precautionary sandbags are being deployed to some areas around the South West.

Paul Sadler, for the Environment Agency, said: “We will continually monitor the weather information received from the Met Office and the National Flood Forecasting Centre to ensure that we are fully prepared.

“Our staff are ready to provide warnings to communities where we understand there may be a risk of flooding.

“Recently completed and ongoing remedial works along the coast and river systems are also constantly checked during these times of greatest flood risk.”

Keep checking back for the latest weather updates. If you spot any flooding send your photos to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 13:00
Lydia, Jodie and Millie Cross have welcomed the news a meningitis vaccine will finally be introduced.

The Cross family, whose daughters were both hit by the disease, welcome the news a vaccine will soon be given to all babies in the UK.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:50
Take part in our General Election survey.

We want to know YOUR views ahead of the General Election - take part in our survey here.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
Westward Ho!

Village parade will take place on Saturday in Westward Ho! with families asked to take part.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:31
Fire engines2

Three fire engines were called out to Hobbs Hill this morning (Tuesday).

Read more
Yesterday, 07:30
Volunteers and trustees from the NDCCCT handing over the cheque for £300,000.

Final cheque for £300,000 from North Devon Cancer Care Centre Trust brings Chemo Appeal to its fundraising total.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Katy Quick with two of the young girls she met in Palestine.

Science teacher Katy Quick spent a week visiting children in the West Bank and is now fundraising for Edukid.

Read more
Mon, 17:12
The loss of Zebedee has hit staff at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park hard.

Staff distraught as long term resident Zebedee dies aged 29

Read more
Mon, 15:14

Fire fighters called out to assist with unstable scaffolding on Arlington Hotel.

Read more
Mon, 13:24

Developers seek to turn part of the pub into housing with new application

Read more
Mon, 11:35
Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead.

Region can expect strong gusts in exposed and coastal areas through tonight (Monday) and tomorrow.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder