Heavy rain

Warning of rain and possible flooding for Plymouth

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A Met Office warning of rain and possible flooding remains in place on Monday morning (11 November) following overnigh weather conditions.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain for the whole of south west England. The forecast is as follows:

Rain spreading eastwards across the UK during Sunday night will become persistent and often heavy in some areas during Monday...

Clear-up operation underway following storm which battered Plymouth

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A clear-up operation is now underway following the storm which battered the region late on Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Plymouth, Devon and the wider south west woke up on Monday morning to the aftermath of a storm that brought high winds and rain; leaving around 5,000 homes in Devon without power, flooding to roads, damage to trees and buildings and widespread travel...

Batten down the hatches; it's a windy, rainy Monday

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain today. Heavy rain is likely to affect Plymouth and parts of South West England this morning accompanied by strong southerly winds.

The public are being warned that there may be a risk of localised surface water flooding, more especially in urban areas and affecting roads around the rush hour.

The heavy rain may ease around the...

Met Office issues warning of heavy rain and possible flooding

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of further outbreaks of heavy, thundery rain for the South West during Thursday and Friday (3rd and 4th October). It has warned the public of the risk of flooding.

The Met Office reports: "Further outbreaks of heavy, thundery, rain will spread from the south during Thursday and overnight into Friday with the potential for some torrential...

Warning of heavy rain and possible floods in the region on Friday and Saturday

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain for the region, including Plymouth, for today (Friday 6 September) and Saturday (7 September), with the risk of possible localised flooding.

Friday

The yellow warning highlights heavy rain, persistent in places, which will affect many areas of the region during Friday. "The public should be aware of the risk of disruption due...

Thunderstorms may hit the South West as hot weather breaks

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Met Office issued a severe weather warning on Monday 22 July with thunderstorms anticipated in the South West in the next few days.

The recent prolonged spell of high pressure and heat is likely to give way to cloudier conditions with the risk of isolated thunderstorms or longer spells of thundery rain and some torrential downpours in places.

The Met Office said: "The...

Environment Agency issues flood alerts as heavy rainfall hits the region

Authored by Matthew Vizard

UPDATE: 4.30pm Tuesday 14 May

The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood alerts for Cornwall and West Devon, including the Plymouth area, as the heavy rain continues across the region this afternon and into the early hours of tomorrow morning (Wednesday 15 May).

Between 20 and 40mm of rain is expected and higher localised rainfall could cause some river flooding risks...