UPDATE: Storm Arwen to sweep across Devon this weekend

Met Office map showing weather warnings

The Met Office map showing the weather warning for Saturday. - Credit: The Met Office

A yellow weather warning for strong winds remains in place for east Devon this Saturday, November 27. 

The Met Office has upgraded its warning for parts of Scotland and north-east England to red, with extremely strong winds expected in coastal areas.

The yellow warning is already in place for parts of Cornwall, North Devon and parts of mid-Devon, and is upgraded to amber from midnight to 9am tomorrow for Cornwall and North Devon. But the rest of the county will get away more lightly, with the lower grade yellow warning taking effect at midnight and lasting until 6pm on Saturday. 

The Met Office said there could be some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport in the yellow warning area, and a chance of damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs. 

There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close, and a slight chance of power cuts. 

People are being advised to secure loose objects outside their homes such as garden furniture, close doors and windows and keep parked vehicles clear of trees, walls and fences.  

Motorists should take extra care on exposed roads and bridges, and give extra space to cyclists who may be blown into the path of vehicles.