Heavy rain expected - road users are being asked to travel with care this weekend

Road users are being asked to travel with care this weekend as rain is forecast and flooding likely in several areas.

A Yellow Weather Warning is in place with heavy rain expected intermittently from mid-morning Friday 18 February to midday Sunday 20 February.

Over the three days many areas will see between 10-20mm of rainfall, with as much as 150mm falling over the three...

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Storm Christoph could cause flooding issues

Take extra care on the county’s roads – that’s the message from Devon County Council with Storm Christoph set to hit tomorrow (Wednesday 20 January).

A Yellow Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Met Office, with heavy persistent rain forecast from the early hours of Wednesday until around midday on Thursday.

Higher ground across the county is most likely to be...

Storm clear-up costs expected to rise

The repair and clear-up bill from Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara is expected to cost at least £200,000, according to early estimates from Devon County Council.

The authority is expecting that figure to rise as the clearance of several landslips continues and further damage is uncovered across the county.

It comes as the Grade Two Listed Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh has had...

Flooding hastens spread of Japanese knotweed across Devon and Cornwall

Heavy rainfall across the south west of England in autumn 2019 [1] will have prompted the spread of invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam, which can hitch a ride in floodwater to spread and take hold in new locations, warns Environet UK .

Homeowners who live near watercourses, particularly those in areas hit by severe flooding in recent months...

More rain on the way

The Met Office has issued another severe weather warning for Devon, as heavy and prolonged showers are set to return today.

The warning is valid until noon on Tuesday 5 January.

Some 5-10mm of rain could fall in an hour at times locally. Through the whole period of the warning an additional 10-20mm is expected quite widely across the area and very locally up to 40 mm, mainly...

Records smashed during mild, wet December

Record breaking rainfall in December puts 2015 in the top ten wettest years on records going back to 1910

Latest early provisional statistics* from the Met Office confirm December has been record breaking both for its warmth and rainfall.

The UK mean temperature (1-29 December) is a record breaking 8.0 °C which is 4.1 °C above the long-term average. The previous record was 6.9...

Weather warning of more rain for Devon

The Met Office has issued another severe weather warning for Devon as heavy rain is set to return on New Year’s Day.

Forecasters say an area of low pressure will bring spells of persistent and at times heavy rain through Friday and Saturday before weakening.

Following a brief respite on Saturday night, a further frontal system will bring more rain to these same areas through...

Mild weather set to stay through Christmas

With just a few days to go until the festive holidays begin, what weather can we expect this Christmas?

The Met Office say after the mild, unsettled start to December it looks likely that this theme will continue through until the end of the year with some spells of windy, wet weather but also drier, brighter periods with some showers. Although temperatures will remain above average,...

Heavy rain and thunderstorms warning

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Devon.

Forecasters say heavy downpours and thunderstorms may affect eastern parts of the region this evening.

More persistent and at times heavy rain will develop across Devon overnight and at times during Sunday, clearing northwards during the early afternoon.

The public should be aware that flooding may result...

Storms continue to batter Devon

As storms continue to batter Devon, a more severe amber warning has been issued for wind by the Met Office.

Southerly gales are expected to affect the region during today as a small low pressure centre moves north generating an area of severe gales within its circulation. Gusts of 50-60 mph are possible inland and as much as 75 mph along exposed coasts.

The public should be...