Heavy rain and thunderstorms are set to hit North Devon this week with forecasters warning of stormy conditions.
Two severe weather warning have been issued by the Met Office as forecasters warn up to 30mm of rain could fall across the region in three hours.
Yellow-graded rain weather warnings, the lowest kind issued by the Exeter-based agency, are in place from 11am until 6pm today and for the duration of Thursday.
Thunder and lightning is expected to hit the region at lunchtime today and forecasters warn of potential localised flooding.
A chief Met Office forecaster said: “An area of heavy, thundery rain will affect South West England today. 20-30mm could fall in three hours, whilst 10-15mm could fall locally in one hour.
“The public should be aware of the potential for some localised flooding.”
However, despite the wet weather, it will remain relatively warm with temperatures reaching 18C in some areas.
Towards Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters are predicting unsettled breezy weather with periods of showery rain.
A weather warning remains in place for the South West from the early hours of Thursday until the early hours of Friday.
A chief Met Office forecaster said Thursday would see "heavy, thundery rain".
He said: "An area of heavy, thundery rain will affect much of England and Wales during Thursday, with the heaviest outbreaks most likely over southern parts of England and Wales through the middle of the day. "Expect 15-20 mm quite widely during the day with 30-50 mm in places and potential for 20 mm or more locally in one hour."
Friday is set to be slightly drier, with sunny spells forecast at times, although some showers are likely.