25th May 2020

Yellow Warning for Rain across South West this afternoon and overnight

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across South West England later this afternoon until tomorrow morning.

 

Residents in the South West have been warned that some flooding is likely after heavy rain falls later today. Some travel disruption is also possible and flooding of roads. Strong south to southeasterly winds will reach gale force for a period around exposed coasts and hills.

The Met Office’s Chief Forecaster said:

“An active frontal system will move in from the west later on Wednesday, bringing a spell of heavy rain followed by some heavy showers. Rainfall accumulations of 15 to 25 mm are likely quite widely, with locally 30 to 40 mm over south-facing hills. With most of this falling in around 6 hours there is the likelihood of some surface water flooding, whilst some river flooding is also likely across Cornwall and Devon.”

The areas affected are likely to be:

Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Plymouth, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Torbay.

The warning is valid from 16:00 Wednesday 6 January – 08:00 Thursday 7 January.