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Further flooding possible in North Devon as Met Office issues weather warning

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: January 31, 2013

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The heavy rain weather warning is in place for Devon until midday on Friday.

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Further spells of heavy rain could cause localised flooding across North Devon tomorrow prompting the Met Office to issue a weather warning for the region.

The Exeter-based agency has put a yellow-graded warning, the lowest of its kind, in place for Devon from midnight tonight until midday on Friday.

Forecasters are predicting up to 25mm of rain to fall across the region, which could cause flooding on ground which is already heavily saturated by recent rainfall.

A chief forecaster at the Met Office said: “Another spell of rain will spread to parts of Wales and southern England on Friday morning.

“While most areas will see no more than 10-15mm of rain, there remains potential for 20-25mm in places, which given current ground and river sensitivities might result in some localised flooding.

“The rain may turn to snow at times over hills.

“The public should be aware that further localised flooding and disruption to travel is possible.”

No other weather warnings have yet been issued for the weekend.

Click here to view a one-day or four-day weather forecast for North Devon.

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