Flood warnings for North Devon as heavy rain expected


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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning and for rain across the South West tomorrow (Tuesday).

Heavy rain is expected to hit North Devon tomorrow (Tuesday) with flooding possible in some areas.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning from 6am Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday.

The Environment Agency has also issued flood alerts for the upper and lower River Taw, and upper and lower River Torridge.

Further alerts are in place for the Rivers Caen, Bradiford Water and Yeo and coastal streams from Braunton to Combe Martin, as well as Exmoor rivers and streams.

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A spokesman for the EA said: “Persistent and potentially heavy rain is forecast across the South West on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“This will increase the flood risk and possibly lead to flooding.”

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A chief forecaster for the Met Office said ‘warm air of tropical origins’ entering into the oncoming weather system would lead to heavy rain.

Some areas could see up to 30-60mm of rain.

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