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Heavy rain forecast for North Devon as weather warning is issued

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: December 13, 2012

A heavy rain weather warning is in place for Devon and Cornwall for the majority of Friday

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Forecasters are predicting more heavy rain for North Devon this weekend with a weather warning already in place for the region on Friday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow-graded heavy rain warning for Devon and Cornwall for the majority of Friday.

The warning, the lowest of kind issued by the agency, is in place from 3am until 3pm on Friday.

Forecasters are warning of spells of heavy rain and wind speeds of up to 60mph.

A chief forecaster at the Exeter-based agency said: “An active frontal system is expected to bring a spell of heavy rain to parts of both southwest England and Wales during Friday.

“The intensity of the rain is uncertain, but it seems likely that totals of around 15-25mm will occur quite widely, with some upland areas, such as the moors of southwest England, perhaps having in excess of 50mm.

“Accompanying the rain will be strong winds and there is a potential for the wind to gust over 50mph quite widely, with a low risk of gusts over 70mph.”

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