Flood alerts in place for North Devon

The weather warning on Friday.

The weather warning on Friday. - Credit: Archant

Met Office warns localised flooding is possible as more rain comes in tomorrow (Fri).

FLOOD alerts are in place across North Devon as more rain is forecast tomorrow (Friday).

Barnstaple, Braunton, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin; the Lower Taw area from Newnham Bridge to Barnstaple and Lower Torridge including Dolton, Torrington, Bideford and Westward Ho! are all covered by the warnings.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “This Flood Alert has been issued based on the weather forecast and predicted rainfall totals.

“Ground conditions are very wet and therefore river levels may rise in response to the rain in the early hours of Friday morning.”

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The low level alerts were issued this afternoon (Thurs) as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning of rain tomorrow.

A spell of heavy rain is forecast to spread to parts of Southern England and Wales and could turn to snow over high ground.

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The warning runs from 12.05am tomorrow until 12pm and forecasters warn localised flooding is possible.

If you spot any flooding in North Devon, tweet us @northdevon24 or email sarah.howells@archant.co.uk

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