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Worst of the weather over in North Devon, although warning remains in place this morning

By NDJFran  |  Posted: February 09, 2014

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A yellow warning remains in place until 12pm.

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The worst of the stormy weather has now passed despite a yellow warning of rain remaining in place throughout the morning.

Wet and windy weather has battered the region over the weekend, with surging waves causing damage to a sea wall in Ilfracombe.

An amber warning was issued by the Met Office for yesterday which remained in place until this morning.

A yellow warning of rain now covers the area up until 12pm.

Persistent spells of rain are likely to continue throughout the morning and the public are being warned of the risk of flooding.

A chief forecaster said: “Heavy showers and some bands of more persistent rain will continue to rotate around a major depression centre through Saturday and into Sunday. A further 10-15 mm of rainfall is likely quite widely, with locally over 20 mm for parts of South Wales and southwest England bordering the Bristol Channel.

“Falling on top of recent heavy rain, this is likely to exacerbate the flooding situation in some places. Winds will also be a feature with severe gales affecting coasts.”

Two further yellow warnings of rain are in place for the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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