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Met Office warn of localised flooding after more rain forecast
11:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
PEOPLE in the South West are being warned of the possibility of localised flooding after more heavy rain was forecast for the region this weekend.
The Met Office have issued a weather warning and said that flooding could cause disruption to transport.
A Met Office spokesman said: “An area of low pressure currently developing over the Atlantic Ocean is likely to track close to or across southern England later Friday and early Saturday, bringing with it a spell of wet weather.
“Rain is expected to be the main hazard associated with this depression, 15 to 30 mm rain likely quite widely (locally 40 mm) in the area marked yellow in the Alert. English Channel coastal areas will also be windy for a time with gales and gusts up to 60 miles an hour. Further inland, wind speeds are expected to be much lower.
“Further north a separate zone of rain is expected over parts of North Wales and southern parts of northern England. Being more localised in nature there is, as yet, insufficient confidence in the location of this rain to warrant an Alert.
“Large waves generated by this depression, and a subsequent depression crossing the UK this weekend, combined with increasing tidal heights lead to an increased risk of coastal flooding along the English Channel coast this weekend.”