Wet weekend ahead as weather warning is issued for North Devon

It's set to be wet on the roads, with a weather warning in place for rain

It's set to be wet on the roads, with a weather warning in place for rain - Credit: Archant

It’s set to be a wet start to the weekend in North Devon, with weather warnings issued for wind and rain.

The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for the region with periods of heavy rain forecast on Saturday (October 31).

The warning is in place from midnight on Saturday until 2pm.

A yellow warning for wind is also in place from 6am on Saturday until 9pm.

The Met Office has warned the weather may lead to flooding and some disruption to transport before clearing later in the day.

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A statement from the Met Office said: “Further spells of heavy rain are expected during Saturday morning, clearing during the afternoon.

“An additional 20-30mm can be expected widely with 40-60mm across higher ground, possibly 80mm in the wettest places.

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“Strong winds are likely, with potential for leaf fall to slow drainage and so exacerbate flooding in places.”

It added: “A belt of very strong and possibly squally southerly winds will develop on Saturday morning with gusts of 60-65mph, perhaps 70mph on exposed coasts and hills.

“The winds will become more westerly during the afternoon and gradually ease across England and Wales.”

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