Met Office issues yellow weather warning as gale force winds and heavy rainfall is forecast across North Devon this week.

NORTH Devon is expected to experience high winds tomorrow (Weds) as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning.

Heavy rain and gales are expected to affect the South West with gusts of up to 50 or 60mph expected, and 70mph likely in exposed coastal areas.

A chief forecaster for the Met Office said: “Strongest gusts are likely in coastal areas exposed to the southerly winds.

“Heaviest rain will be on high ground in the west, with the potential for both river and surface water flooding.”

And the heavy rain looks like it will settle in as further weather warnings have been put in place today for Friday and Saturday.

An area of heavy rain and gale force winds is expected to hit North Devon on Friday afternoon and run through until Saturday afternoon.

The spokesman said: “A deep low pressure system is expected to move across the Atlantic later this week, arriving into western parts of the UK on Friday afternoon.

“With mild air and strong winds some large rainfall totals are possible, particularly over high ground in the west of Scotland, England and Wales.

“There remains some uncertainty around this system and this alert is likely to be updated in the coming days.”

Check back for further updates as we have them.