LiveFurther rain and gale force winds batter Devon

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  • 70mph winds and heavy rain expected to hit south-west England and Wales
  • Forecasters warn of more heavy rain showers and the possibility of snow
  • Several flood warnings to areas in Devon and Cornwall still in place




THERE were some tricky driving conditions on the North Devon Link Road heading southbound towards Tiverton and heavy snow showers hit the area.


SUNNY spells and showers are forecast for this evening but the Met has issued severe weather warnings for rain for tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday.

A chief forecaster said: “Another spell of wet and windy weather is expected to cross the area from the west during Monday.

“Outbreaks of heavy rain will be accompanied by strengthening southerly winds which may also combine with high tides to increase the risk of coastal flooding in exposed locations.”


OWNERS of a cafe in Hele were helped by locals to clear drains last night as the high tide threatened to flood the building.


A BEACH hut at Saunton was badly damaged by last night’s storm.

The hut, which is built at the top of a set of concrete stairs, was battered by wind and waves as high tide reached the very top of the beach.



THE second highest tide of the year is expected today.

Snow also fell on high ground in Devon and with sub-zero road surface temperatures reported, drivers were warned about the risk of icy conditions.


SIX “threat to life warnings” were issued by the Environment covering both north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall as high tides swept in on Saturday.

Those have now been downgraded to flood warnings, 18 of which are now in force in the South West. There are also 26 flood alerts.


THERE were incredible scenes in the Cornish coastal resort of Bude as daredevils surfed the ferocious tides.


THE damage is being assessed across Devon after the region was hammered by huge waves and more heavy rain.

Coastal communities have been warned to remain on high alert as forecasters warn of further strong winds and high tides.


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