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Misery as Met Office issues amber weather warnings for North Devon over Christmas

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: December 21, 2012

  • Amber weather warnings are in place for Devon and Cornwall today, Saturday, Sunday and Christmas Eve

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More weather warnings have been issued for North Devon over the Christmas period.

The Met Office has issued three further amber-graded weather warnings for Devon and Cornwall over the festive period.

There are now weather warnings in place for Devon and Cornwall on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Christmas Eve).

Forecasters are expecting localised flooding and disruption to roads and rail due to standing and surface water.

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A chief forecaster at the Met Office said: “Further active frontal systems with outbreaks of rain and strong gale force winds will move northeastwards across the southwest of England during Saturday and Sunday.

“Some of the rain will be heavy with many areas seeing an additional 20-30mm with as much as 50-60mm possible over high ground.

“Given that the ground is already saturated, the public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding and disruption to travel.

The amber weather warning is in place from the early hours of Saturday morning until 6pm on Christmas Eve.

At this stage it is unclear whether a weather warning will be in place for Christmas Day.

Click here to view the weather forecast for North Devon for today and the next four days.

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