Updated: Weather warning upgraded for North Devon

12:28 19 December 2012

weather

weather

Archant

Weather warning covers Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday with heavy showers predicted.

HEAVY rain is set to bring disruption to the region as the Met Office issues several weather warnings in the run up to Christmas.

Earlier today North Devon was issued a yellow weather warning for today (Wed), tomorrow and Saturday, but now today and tomorrow have been upgraded to an amber warning.

Andy Page, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: “An active frontal system is expected to move eastwards across the UK over the next couple of days bringing rain to all parts of Britain.

“The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings which means that the public should plan ahead to take account of possible travel delays or disruption to their day to day activities.

“By thinking ahead the public can be more weather aware and better prepared for severe weather.”

Craig Woolhouse, Head of Flood Incident Management at the Environment Agency, said: “Our teams have been out around the clock to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding.

“We urge people to keep up to date with the weather forecast and remain prepared for flooding in their area by signing up to receive free flood warnings and staying away from dangerous flood water.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

14 minutes ago
an overflowing rubbish bin at Newton Poppleford playing fields. Ref shs 3132-29-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A volunteer who helped secure funding for Newton Poppleford’s play park says parents have a ‘social and moral responsibility’ to clear-up their rubbish.

Read more
10:02
Pirates on parade in Seaton. Photo Ian Barradale

Jolly Roger to be hoisted over Windsor Gardens

Read more
Book Relief charity chairman John Carvosso with Brenda Evetts. Picture: Sarah Howells

Appledore man leaves lasting legacy with charity helping promote literacy.

Read more
09:44
Andy Skarzynski

North Devon man survived on 50p a day to raise £250 for the charity Send A Cow.

Read more
Tooth decay for the UK

Exmouth dentists and health bosses are backing calls for a ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks, after 368 children were admitted to Wonford last year to have health-threatening rotting teeth removed.

Read more

The incident took place at Marlpits Lane at 5.37pm.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:45
Somersault Festival 2015.

Around 17,000 people flocked to Castle Hill Estate this weekend to party through the rain and sunshine at Somersault Festival.

Read more
Graham Liverton has been a Sidmouth town councillor for 30 years

Sidmouth’s longest-serving town councillor has resigned after 30 years’ service because he found it ‘impossible’ to deal with colleagues who ‘publicly humiliated’ his wife.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:12
‘School in a Bag ‘ charity

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Exmouth have been busily knitting teddy bears with their own little carry bags, to donate to poor children in Asia and Africa.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:15
Brothers on Bikes-Will and Duncan Nelmes will soon be heading off cycling from John 0'Groats to Lands End to raise money for the charity Rainbow Living. Ref exe 4917-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Littleham Primary School’s bagpipes-playing headteacher, Duncan Nelmes, is cycling the length of the UK for charity at the end of this month.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family Notices 24



Devon's trusted business finder