Floods

Warning of heavy rain and possible floods in the region on Friday and Saturday

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain for the region, including Plymouth, for today (Friday 6 September) and Saturday (7 September), with the risk of possible localised flooding.

Friday

The yellow warning highlights heavy rain, persistent in places, which will affect many areas of the region during Friday. "The public should be aware of the risk of disruption due...

Scientists dig for the truth behind soil hydrophobia

Authored by JamesM

Scientists have launched a major new study in a bid to understand why natural soils can develop a ‘fear of water’ after periods of dryness and drought.

Researchers at Plymouth and Swansea Universities will investigate the causes of ‘hydrophobicity’, a condition whereby microbes in the soil produce proteins that prevent it from absorbing water.

The results could have...

Met Office forecasts more heavy rain

Authored by JamesM

After a brief respite from the severe rain and wind earlier in the week, the Met Office is forecasting more heavy showers for Friday across Devon and Cornwall.

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning of rain and says that conditions "could lead to localised flooding and standing water on roads", though it also says "some locations are likely to miss the showers completely"....

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