Weather warning - heavy rain imminent

PUBLISHED: 16:11 14 June 2012


Wet and windy weather could last until Saturday. Brace yourself for surface water and flooding on Devon’s roads.

A warning has been issued over the possibility of surface water and flooding on Devon’s roads as the county prepares for another bout of persistent rain over the next few days.

With prolonged spells of heavy rainfall forecast throughout the rest of today (Thursday), overnight and continuing until Saturday, Devon County Council is urging people to take extra care.

The county’s highways teams are on standby in case of a repeat of the strong winds and downpours which battered Devon last week.

A band of heavy rain and gale force winds of up to 60mph are expected to move northeastwards across the county this evening and there could be a risk of localised flooding, particularly in areas where ground is already saturated.

Although the rain is expected to clear by the early hours, scattered showers are due to return tomorrow morning.

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