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More rain on the way as weekend weather warning for North Devon is upgraded

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: November 24, 2012

  • A weather warning in place for North Devon on Saturday has been upgraded to amber severity

  • 50 tonnes of earth fell during this landslip in East-the-Water, Bideford, on Wednesday night

  • Farson Digital Water Cam shows a swollen River Taw in Chulmleigh today

  • Farson Digital Water Cam shows debris in the swollen River Torridge at Dolton

  • Farson Digital Water Cam shows the fast-flowing East Lyn at Rockford on Wednesday

  • Farson Digital Water Cam shows the River Taw at Umberleigh on Wednesday

  • Farson Digital Water Cam shows the swollen River Taw at Chulmleigh on Wednesday

  • Flooding at Burrington. Photo @Martin Bennett1

  • Flooding at Burrington. Photo @Martin Bennett2

  • Flooding at Burrington. Photo @Martin Bennett3

  • Flooding near Kersham Bridge facing A377 near Chulmleigh. Photo @John Strachan01

  • Flooding near Kersham Bridge facing A377 near Chulmleigh. Photo @John Strachan02

  • Flooding near Kersham Bridge facing A377 near Chulmleigh. Photo @John Strachan03

  • Flooding near Kersham Bridge facing A377 near Chulmleigh. Photo @John Strachan04

  • Flooding near Kersham Bridge facing A377 near Chulmleigh. Photo @John Strachan05

  • Flooding near Kersham Bridge facing A377 near Chulmleigh. Photo @John Strachan06

  • Flooding near Kersham Bridge facing A377 near Chulmleigh. Photo @John Strachan07

  • Full River Taw near Umberleigh on Wednesday. Photo @BartridgeCottage

  • Photo from Devon and Cornwall Police helicopter shows collapsed bank of Great Western Canal

  • Photo John Strachan1

  • Photo John Strachan2

  • Photo John Strachan3

  • Photo John Strachan4

  • Photos of the River Torridge taken from Taddiport Bridge, just outside Torrington. Photo @Fran Taffs

  • Photos of the River Torridge taken from Taddiport Bridge, just outside Torrington2. Photo @Fran Taffs

  • Photos of the River Torridge taken from Taddiport Bridge, just outside Torrington3. Photo @Fran Taffs

  • River Taw near Umberleigh on Wednesday. Photo @BartridgeCottage

  • Springfield Terrace in Bideford is closed today following a landslide last night in which 50 tonnes of earth fell onto the road

  • Stranded sheep near Umberleigh. Photo @Mark Cowling1

  • Stranded sheep near Umberleigh. Photo @Mark Cowling

  • Taw Valley near Umberleigh at around 4pm on Wednesday. Photo @BartridgeCottage

  • The rising River Taw near Umberleigh on Wednesday. Photo @BartridgeCottage

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North Devon is in for more heavy rain and severe gales this weekend with forecasters upgrading a weather warning already in place for the region.

The Met Office has upgraded the weather warning in place for Devon on Saturday to amber severity.

Forecasters are predicting further persistent rain across the county which is expected to cause further localised flooding on already saturated ground.

Traffic chaos and disruption is also expected to worsen across the region.

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A weather warning has also been issued for Monday meaning North Devon can expect at least three more days of severely wet and windy weather.

Saturday’s amber-graded weather warning is in place from 10am until midnight, with a down-graded ‘yellow’ weather warning then in place for the whole of Sunday and Monday.

A chief forecaster at the Met Office said an area of low pressure expected to move across the county on Monday could cause “significant disruption”.

He said: “An area of low pressure and associated frontal system are expected to bring periods of heavy rain and showers to parts of the South West during Monday.

“It seems likely that around 15-25mm of rain will fall quite widely with some locations possibly having an excess of 50mm. Given the saturated ground there is potential for the rainfall to cause significant disruption in some areas.”

North Devon is enjoying brief respite today with sunshine replacing the high winds and heavy rain which has caused chaos across the county over the last 72 hours.

Have you been affected by flooding? Get in touch or email your pictures to emma.glanfield@northcliffedigital.co.uk

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

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  • Bangtastic  |  November 24 2012, 4:45PM

    Very good article, much better then anything you can find on the BBC website at the moment. Well done NDJ this is the go to place to read stories about the appalling weather we are having here in Devon at the moment. Keep it up, thanks.

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