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Two inches of rain to fall in Devon and Cornwall tomorrow

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: January 04, 2014

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The Westcountry has been warned to expect more possible flooding tomorrow sun as yet another storm sweeps in from the Atlantic.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain for the South West from 9am tomorrow, on Sunday until midnight. It said outbreaks of rain, often heavy at times, would see up to 20mm – almost an inch – fall with more than double that possible over some high ground.

A spokesman said: “This additional rainfall, following the recent wet weather, means that the public should be aware of an increased risk of both surface water and river flooding as well as disruption to transport.”

The Met Office also warned that the bad weather could continue until at least the middle of the month. It said: “The unsettled theme looks set to continue through the rest of next week onwards into the following week.

“While this means showers and longer spells of rain will continue to affect the UK, conditions are not expected to be as stormy as of late.

“The most frequent and most persistent rain is then likely to be to the west and northwest where there is also a risk of occasional gales in exposed areas.

“Later in the period we may see a slightly higher occurrence of colder interludes between spells of rain leading to an increased risk of frost and icy patches compared to recent weeks.”

From January 18 onwards, the Met Office said “current indications” pointed towards more unsettled conditions, although without the storms of recent weeks.

“Some signals are also emerging for an increasing risk that the weather may undergo a change to colder weather types later this month,” it said. “This would also increase the potential for more settled conditions, leaving a lower risk of wet and windy spells than has recently been the case.”

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