Strong winds and ice forecast for Devon as Met Office issues weather warnings
Severe gales and icy roads are predicted in parts of Devon today prompting forecasters to issue two weather warnings for the region.
An ice weather warning is in place for part of the region, including the A361 North Devon Link Road, until 11am.
A weather warning of severe gales is in place for most of North Devon, including Bideford, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and Holsworthy, from 9am until 5pm.
Forecasters are warning of wintry showers which could cause ice to form on roads as temperatures drop overnight, as well as winds of up 60 mph.
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A chief forecaster at the Met Office said: “As a deep depression comes southwards into the North Sea on Tuesday, severe gales or storm force winds look likely to develop over South West England for a time, with large waves on coasts exposed to the West or North West.
West to north-westerly winds will increase during Tuesday with gusts of 60mph and as high as 70-75ph across southern and western Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Surfaces will remain wet from earlier showers and from continued showers of rain, sleet and snow, allowing ice to form.
As temperatures fall, ice will form readily on wet roads and pavements.
“The public should be aware of the risk of icy stretches and are advised to be aware of the risk of disruption to transport.”