Heavy rain weather warning issued for North Devon for Christmas Day
A heavy rain weather warning has been issued for Christmas Day in North Devon with forecasters warning of further flooding.
The Met Office has issued a yellow-graded heavy rain warning, the lowest of its kind, for North Devon and Cornwall tomorrow.
A more severe amber-graded warning remains in place today as heavy rain continues to batter the region.
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A chief forecaster at the Exeter-based agency said further localised flooding could be expected due to the severely saturated ground across the county.
He said: “An area of low pressure is expected to move across the southern half of England and Wales during Christmas Day, bringing heavy showers to parts of South West England.
“Whilst the rain and showers are not expected to be as widespread as in recent days, around 10-15mm could fall in some locations, with a risk of over 20mm in a few spots.
“Given the saturated nature of the ground, following heavy rainfall over recent days, the public should be aware of the possibility of further localised flooding and disruption to transport.”
The weather warning is in place until 6pm. At this stage, no further weather warnings have been issued for Devon and Cornwall.
Flood warnings and alerts remain in place for several rivers in North Devon.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning, which warn residents to take action against expected flooding, for the River Yeo
Flood alerts, which warn of possible flooding, remain in place for the following:
- The Lower River Taw and its tributaries from Newnham Bridge to Barnstaple, including Umberleigh, Chittlehampton, Swimbridge and Bishop's Tawton areas.
- The Upper River Taw from Sticklepath to Newnham Bridge
- The River Okement and its tributaries
- The Rivers Caen, Bradiford Water and Yeo
- Coastal streams from Braunton to Combe Martin
- The Rivers Torridge, Waldon and Lew, including Black Torrington, Milton Damerel and Hatherleigh areas
- Coastal streams in the Hartland and Clovelly areas
- The Dolton, Great Torrington, Bideford and Westward Ho! Areas
- The Upper River Exe from Exford to Exebridge, the Rivers Barle, Lyn, Mole and Bray and their tributaries, and coastal streams from Combe Martin to Lynton
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