Weather updates as Met Office rain and flood warning in place

A Met Office yellow weather warning, which covers the whole of Devon and Cornwall, is in place for rain.

The warning for rain is in place from 7am today to 3am on Saturday and means that it is possible some areas may flood and disruption is likely across the two counties.

Residents are being warned of “fast flowing or deep floodwater” which could cause “a danger to life”.

Dartmoor could see between 60mm and 80mm of heavy rainfall which in turn could affect transport and travel.

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The weather forecaster has also warned of winds with gusts of up to 50mph to 60mph around coastal areas.

The Environment Agency has a number of flood alerts in place across the region, including the River Tamar, River Yealm, River Fowey and the South Devon Coast from Start Point to Dawlish Warren.

Drivers are also being urged to “drive to the conditions”.

We will bring you updates in our blog below.

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